Thus far Trump's performance on the political stage has demonstrated he is a dilettante. In the crucible of debate, will Trump demonstrate a lack of depth and an inability to secure the essential public confidence?
He already has. Trump skated through the debates because they were not debates at all. They were reality-like shows that pitted the candidates against each other and only gave them enough time to give sound bite length answers. Every time Trump was pressed to give an answer that requires a profound knowledge of a topic, he failed to answer it. It's why Trump refused to debate Ted Cruz in a real debate one on one.
I think he has a trump card hidden for the ending weeks of the election. I hope.
His Trump card will be Julian Asange. How much of a difference will he make? Not sure. But he's hell bent on helping Trump. I think he thinks the next president will let he and Snowden into the country.
He may have a hidden weapon but I can't believe he would hook his entire success upon it. I don't think Clinton is any better at debate than Trump; however, she can work her way through the China Shop of public interest far more cunningly than he has yet demonstrated.