- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are worlds apart when it comes to debating styles
- Todd Graham: Clinton gets into the details of how to accomplish things; Sanders focuses on the big picture
Todd Graham is director of debate at Southern Illinois University. His teams have won national championships for three years, and he's been recognized twice as the national debate coach of the year. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)In most debates, from intercollegiate to presidential, there are two types of debaters. The first type is better at the micro-debate. That person excels at the line-by-line. They answer every single independent argument brought up and clarify their ideas on a variety of policies. The second type of debater is better at the big picture. They examine the overall debate and analyze it as a whole.