Just this one thought, that came to me earlier tonight. Hillary, be prepared for Trump to decline to shake hands at the beginning. Unless one is prepared, such a tactic can leave one standing there in awkward silence with their hand dangling out in midair — a pathetic supplicant before the first words have been exchanged; indeed, before the first question has been asked. Be prepared for that — and be prepared for finding that you are, despite all your preparation, not prepared for some outrageous non-sequitur that comes lurching down Trump Pike. In the words of an earlier Donald — be emotionally and psychologically prepared for those “unknown unknowns.”
How? Needs to be your answer; not mine, or anyone else’s. But if it were me, I’d try to carry close at hand a recognition of how the outcome of this debate could determine whether we are, as a nation, a civilization, and quite possibly as a species, sustainable. Then I would strive to wrap that Enormity in a belly-laugh worthy of Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. — and go on about my business.