- McTernan: Hillary didn't need to land a killer blow -- Trump had done that already
- Trump needed a game changer, but Clinton needed no change and got it
John McTernan is a former speechwriter for ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair and ex-communications director to former Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)People asking why Hillary Clinton didn't land a killer blow on Donald Trump in Sunday night's debate are asking the wrong question. This wasn't a defining event -- debates rarely are.