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Analysis: What mattered most to voters in the Trump, Clinton face-off

by AirTalk | AirTalk®

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) speaks as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Moderator Lester Holt listen during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Running into overtime, last night's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump saw them duking it out over her long record in politics and his outsider views of how to run America.

Trump interrupted Clinton repeatedly - blaming her for the country's loss of manufacturing jobs after her husband ratified the North American Free Trade Agreement. Clinton hammered at Trump for not releasing his tax returns - claiming he is either hiding how much money he owes others, how little money he earns, or how little in taxes he pays. NBC's Lester Holt was largely absent as a moderator save for attempts to fact check Trump's record in 2002 supporting the Iraq War.

AirTalk will have multiplicity of voices to analyze the debate: political strategists from each camp, public policy analysts, and listeners who watched the two candidates.


Angela T. Rye, a democratic analyst and  CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a DC-based political consulting and government relations firm; she tweets @angela_rye

Jeffrey Lord, a republican analyst, contributing editor to The American Spectator and former aide to Ronald Reagan; he’s author of What America Needs: The Case for Trump; he tweets @realJeffreyLord

Charles Moran, Republican political strategist and the Immediate Past Chairman of the California Log Cabin Republicans, an organization representing gay conservatives and their allies; he tweets @OxyChaz

Nolan Cabrera,  Ph.D., Associate professor of education in the Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona; he tweets @chicanostocracy

Tamara Draut, Vice President of Policy at Demos - a public policy organization focused on equity; Author of book, “Sleeping Giant: How the New Working Class Will Transform America” (Doubleday; April 2016); she tweets @tamaradraut

Sean Walsh, Republican political analyst and partner at Wilson Walsh Consulting in San Francisco

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