Hear, hear! Dana Milbank’s Oct. 15 commentary (“Sharing a stage with her rivals, Clinton looks very presidential indeed”) is right on point.

He provided, in my opinion, a very useful, succinct and concise synopsis of the first Democratic debate and the candidates’ performance. I have forwarded this email to all my friends who are fence-sitting between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

At the start of the debate, I was somewhat undecided. After the debate, I’d made up my mind, and for many of the same reasons Dana states.

I urge people to watch the future debates – whether our mayoral debates or the presidential debates. There is much to be garnered from them. We all need to vote, and we need to be informed voters.

Deborah Napier

Portland