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Election Debates’ verdict: Clinton wins Third Presidential Debate

“Lopsided” was how Election Debates’ judge  Ian Lising described the Third Presidential Debate. By any measure this was a comprehensive win for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, and a very poor night for her Republican opponent Donald Trump. On the substance of the debate there were few issues where Mr Trump challenged Secretary Clinton. Time and time again, … Continue reading

D’Cruz: Clinton wins Third Presidential Debate

Winner: Hillary Clinton Judge: Ray D’Cruz Hillary Clinton won the Third Presidential Debate, easily! Indeed this debate featured the ubiquitous moment that so many in the media speak about when covering presidential debates: a knockout blow. Donald Trump’s extraordinary statement, that he may not accept the result of the election, was that knockout blow. Secretary … Continue reading

Lising: Clinton wins Third Presidential Debates

Winner: Hillary Clinton Judge: Prof. Ian Lising Although this a lopsided win for Clinton, she missed several opportunities to put this one to rest completely. She took a defensive posture on the Second Amendment issue, rather than challenging Trump on what no restrictions would look like. And though she did utilize the Supreme Court segment … Continue reading

Jarvis: Clinton wins Third Presidential Debate

  Winner: Hillary Clinton Judge: Dr Jason Jarvis The format for the debate tonight really allowed the conversation to wander and shift.  Six major topics were decided by the moderator Chris Wallace.  After two minutes of time for each candidate there was ten minutes of time for open exchanges.  The Supreme Court question which started … Continue reading

Coverage of the Third Presidential Debate

Election Debates will be covering the Third Presidential Debate of the 2016 US Election. We’ll be analysing the debate and declaring winner soon after the debate has concluded. The format will see six topics debates for 15 minutes each, with opening statements from both speakers followed by open debate. The topics for the debate are immigration, entitlements … Continue reading

Election Debates’ verdict: Clinton wins Second Presidential Debate

Election Debates declares Hillary Clinton the winner of the Second Presidential Debate in a unanimous 5-0 decision. Secretary Clinton outlined a clear, consistent policy approach based on a vision that she regularly related to the question. Her opponent, Donald Trump went negative and stayed negative. While many of his attacks were effective and went unchallenged, … Continue reading

Jarvis: Clinton wins Second Presidential Debate

Winner: Hillary Clinton Judge: Jason Jarvis I think it is lilkely that many Trump supporters will claim that this was a win for Donald.  He certainly managed to prosecute a case against Clinton that was heavy on 90s scandal, hyperbole and bombast. However, Clinton wins the debate on my ballot for two reasons.  First, she … Continue reading

Ganesan: Clinton wins Second Presidential Debate

Winner: Hillary Clinton Judge: Praba Ganesan Not the gold standard of Presidential debates and neither hit any high notes, even for showmanship, but Clinton easily edged Trump by being far more substantial in her policy explanations-rationale and with a shade better willingness to engage. The one positive was that the “sex” contentions were over in … Continue reading

D’Cruz: Clinton wins Second Presidential Debate

Winner: Hillary Clinton Judge: Ray D’Cruz Hillary Clinton won the Second Presidential Debate. She won the debate because she got the balance right between (positive) argument and (negative) rebuttal. Donald Trump failed to get the balance right. While his attack on Secretary Clinton was effective, he simply didn’t explain his vision for America. The debate … Continue reading

Llano: Clinton wins Second Presidential Debate

Winner: Hillary Clinton Judge: Steve Llano Hillary Clinton not only won tonight’s debate, she figured out a formula for rhetorical alchemy, converting Donald Trump’s public statements in and outside the debate into argumentative gold. She was able to simultaneously indict his statements and make it a part of the case for why the audience should … Continue reading