Second Presidential Debate

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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

Bibby: Clinton wins Second Presidential Debate

Winner: Hillary Clinton Judge: Nick Bibby It is very hard to argue with someone who simply lies – and harder still to do so with someone who believes the lies. It’s an axiom of debate that both sides need the same standards of truth for any debate to even take place. Tonight’s debate demonstrates why … Continue reading

Can Trump work the Town Hall format?

Ray D’Cruz After a poor performance in the First Presidential Debate the 2016 Republican nominee Donald Trump has vowed to get more aggressive in the next debate. It’s a strange vow; passivity wasn’t the issue. Poor tactics and a lack of substance were more serious problems for him. It’s bigly strange when you consider how … Continue reading

Election Debates’ Verdict: Obama wins Second Presidential Debate

Election Debates has declared President Barack Obama the winner of the Second Presidential Debate. [Watch the debate] In what was a robust exchange in a town hall format, both speakers went on the offensive. Governor Romney largely continued the themes of the first debate, while Obama was more succinct and aggressive this time around. On … Continue reading

Jarvis: Obama wins Second Presidential Debate

Winner: Obama Scores: Obama 80 | Romney 76 Judge: Jason Jarvis Reasons: It seems like Romney talks too much, which is odd b/c he was behind in total speaking time across the whole debate.  This is the opposite of the last debate where it felt like Obama would never end a statement. Candy Crowley does … Continue reading

Jocic: Obama wins Second Presidential Debate

Winner: Obama Scores: Obama 77 | Romney 76 Judge: Wayne Jocic Results: This debate had no obvious winner. The variety of questions and the confusing spectacle of interaction between the candidates meant that neither could establish a clear advantage. On the central economic issues, the candidates were evenly matched. Mitt Romney was superior on jobs. … Continue reading