Professor Garcia-Castanon Discusses What to Expect at Second Presidential Debate

Monday, October 10, 2016
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY -- On October 9, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off in the second of three presidential debates. This one will take the form of a town meeting at which citizens will pose at least half of the questions. Marcela García-Castañon, assistant professor of Political Science at San Francisco State; Matthew G. Jarvis, associate professor of political science at CSU Fullerton; and Nadine Koch, professor of political science at Cal State Los Angeles, share their thoughts on what to expect and what the candidates need to do to win voters over. “Clinton’s performance at the first presidential debate illustrated what a prepared and serious candidate looks like in this election,” Garcia-Castañon says. “Trump’s started off as a toned-down and more serious candidate, but by the end of the debate, his loud interruptions and inarticulate responses to the questions showed his utter lack of preparation and put into question his fitness as a candidate.”