Spoiler Alert: Walter Block won this debate, i.e. convinced a larger percentage of the audience to vote in his favor than Nick Gillespie. For what it’s worth, I found it to be an interesting parallel to the Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump debates. Gillespie did his best Hillary impersonation-radiating contempt for his audience and reveling in his own smugness/anemic stabs at humor-while Block resembled a more sophisticated Trump, i.e. meandering, combative, at times losing the plot, but nonetheless making a number of persuasive arguments.
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