The presidential debate will make history. Here’s how.
The Boston Globe - 09/22/2016
“Of all the presidential debates in the past, this one is the hardest to get a handle on in advance,” said Alan Schroeder, a Northeastern University journalism professor and author of “Presidential Debates: Risky Business on the Campaign Trail.” “Part of this is that Trump is so inconsistent and could say anything.”
Sure, the debate topics are baked into the format: jobs, terrorism, foreign policy, health care, trade, and racism. But the traditional left-versus-right dynamic is flipped: Trump is to the left of Clinton on trade and military interventionism, for example.