US election: Who won the first debate?
It was a battle between the lawyer and the salesman, and for the most part the lawyer came out on top.
It may be hard to remember, but before Mrs Clinton was a secretary of state, or a senator or a first lady, she was a lawyer – and, by all regards, a talented one.
And after all these years, she still campaigns like one. Meticulous, cautious, controlled. What works in the courtroom, with its rules and customs, often doesn’t fly in free-wheeling political debates, however.
Mr Trump, on the other hand, is the consummate salesman. Rules, tradition, even the truth are only relevant in so much as they help seal the deal. [Read more]