- Todd Graham: Both Clinton and Trump made strong cases on many statements. So what set them apart? Hyperbole
- Trump kept his distance from the audience, and this made him the less effective of the two
Todd Graham is the director of debate at Southern Illinois University. His teams have won five national championships and advanced to the "final-four" of a national championship tournament nine consecutive years. He's been recognized three times as the national debate coach of the year. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)For Sunday night's second presidential debate in St. Louis, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced questions presented in the town hall format. As a reminder, I don't give my debate coach grade on a curve, expectations, or improvements: I examine this debate by itself.