Elections | A more bearable presidential debate kicks race into final stretch
by Jamie Dean
Posted 10/23/20, 08:58 am
A clear winner emerged from the final presidential debate on Thursday night, and it wasn’t either candidate.
This time, voters notched a win: In a far calmer debate than the first slugfest that left moderator Chris Wallace pleading for control, the candidates gave each other verbal breathing room and offered voters more glimpses of actual policy.
A few things helped.
Moderator Kristen Welker of NBC News delivered a crisp and confident performance, asking clear questions and mostly keeping candidates on-topic.