- Wednesday's Democratic debate took place at Miami Dade College
- Todd Graham: Debate offered uninspired performances from both candidates
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)One of the techniques I teach my debate team is to weave current events into our arguments as much as possible. But neither Bernie Sanders nor Hillary Clinton understood that you shouldn't just give the same answers as in previous debates. You need to make your arguments responsive to what's happening in the campaign. Failing to take advantage of the situation post-Michigan, both candidates' grades fell in Wednesday night's debate in Miami.