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David Gergen is a senior political analyst for CNN and has been a White House adviser to four presidents. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he is a professor of public service and co-director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. Follow him on Twitter: @david_gergen. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Candidates and the media alike are billing Wednesday night's GOP debate on CNN as round two of America's premier boxing match. Everyone is asking which candidate will land the hardest punch. But there is one man on stage who won't be boxing -- and that's because Donald Trump is playing a different sport.