Points for Style and Substance

A panel of experts weighs the debate and its aftermath

To analyze and weigh the performances of the candidates and the impact of Sunday night's debate on the election, TIME called on half a dozen experts from Government, politics and academe. Their comments and conclusions:

HENRY KISSINGER, Secretary of State under Presidents Nixon and Ford:

I hope this is the last foreign policy debate of this kind, because it is bound to confuse the American people. I think the President succeeded in conveying the sense of his instincts. I think Mondale's basic message was fairly...

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