Now if we could only put Pence against Clinton and see if she could stand up to a real candidate's fire on the debate stage.
Clinton is smart and a *highly* experienced policy wonk. She's been living and breathing politics her entire adult life, 40+ years. I suspect she will do quite well or at least decently.
Remember back during the Dem primaries, when Bernie supporters were mad because Wasserman-Schultz and other party officials conspired to keep the number of debates as low as possible, and schedule the few debates they did have in really bad timeslots (like up against major sporting events) where nobody was gonna watch it? Conventional wisdom at the time was that since Hillary has a big lead, debates could only hurt her and that's the reason the Dem power brokers purposely avoided putting on many debates.
But actually during the few debates they did hold, Hillary wiped the floor with Bernie. She did not do badly at all, in fact it turns out she's quite good at it. So why keep hiding Hillary? Even some loyal Democrats were upset because the Republicans with their 11~ debates were getting huge ratings and basically free advertisement time for bashing Dems and selling the public on the (R) party platform, while the (D) debates were so few (~3 if i recall correctly) and in bad timeslots with low viewership.
Well we know now, the reason they kept hiding Hillary is because she has major health problems, most likely a neurological issue. All public appearances by her are tightly controlled by Hillary's people, and the few they can't control (like the debates or uncontrolled press conferences) they keep it down to an absolute minimum while her medical team pumps her full of Levodopa or whatever else drugs she needs to keep up a normal appearance.
I'm not a conspiracy theorist, really. I believe 9-11 was caused by hijacked airplanes hitting the buildings and I believe Oswald killed Kennedy alone. But what really convinced me of Hill's neurological problem (most likely Parkinson's) are the 2 videos (publicly still available btw). One, during a fundraiser when she's speaking and then she freezes with a blank smile on her face. Her handler (the big black SS agent guy) quickly runs up to her, rubs her back and reassuringly says "It's okay, it's okay, keep talking". And a few seconds later she says "Okay, okay, we'll keep talking". This is extremely weird to the Nth degree. Why does Hillary, master of policy and Yale law graduate, need a bodyguard to reassure her everything's ok and that she should keep talking?
The other video is during an outdoor press conference, two reporters accidentally ask her a question simultaneously in an excited tone of voice. She jerks her head back, blinks furiously and then does a head spasm for about 4 seconds, then recovers and says "You gotta try the iced Chai!" This video got a lot more attention, but was dismissed by most of the media as Hillary just joking around. Really? When you drink something cold, do you jerk your head back then bob your head up and down furiously? I actually went through the motion and tried to imitate Hillary's movements as closely as possible. It is VERY unnatural. It's actually quite hard to do and it strains your neck. I have never made such a series of motions with my head/neck in my life and I doubt anyone with no neurological problems has either.