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We Got The Debate We Deserved Tonight

First, Lester Holt did not do the best of jobs on the one thing a moderator is supposed to do – control the allocation of time and prevent the candidates from talking over each other – but he did the right thing in mostly letting them talk and let the voters see them for who they are. Second, both candidates showed up as…themselves. Trump filibustered and blustered and attacked Hillary from the left as well as the right; Hillary went for the wonkish support and the prepared, canned answers, the low-hanging fruit on sexism, and the adult answers on foreign policy that sounded like George W.
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