It wasn’t even close.

Mike Pence trounced Tim Kaine.

If Trump had given the performance in the first debate that Pence gave tonight, Trump would be leading in the polls instead of sinking.

Pence made the case against Hillary on Obamacare, foreign policy, law enforcement, immigration, the email server and a host of other issues, including her claim that half of Trump supporters are “deplorables.”

Kaine was incredibly rude and annoying — his constant flow of interruptions are being criticized even by Hillary supporters.

Leaves me wondering about what might have been, and whether Trump has it in him to pull a Pence in the next debate with Hillary.