John Dickerson on the third presidential debate in Las Vegas.

When Is It OK to Avoid a Moderator’s Questions? A Debrief on the Third Debate.

When Is It OK to Avoid a Moderator’s Questions? A Debrief on the Third Debate.

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Oct. 21 2016 1:17 PM
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Is it Sneaky or Smart to Avoid the Moderator’s Questions?

What John Dickerson thought of the third presidential debate.

 Anchor and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson reports from the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, July 18, 2016.
John Dickerson reports from the floor of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 18.

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In the Slate Plus bonus segment of Thursday’s edition of the Political Gabfest, we hear John Dickerson’s recorded commentary straight from the latest presidential debate in Las Vegas. What did he think of the third debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? And what was Trump’s greatest skill, despite his weak debate performance?

Lastly—were candidates being sneaky or smart when they avoided answering the moderator’s questions? Tune in to hear John’s thoughts.

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