What I said of the Ohio sham ‘debate’: Hillary Clinton seemed to be treating it like a boxing match, at a key point throwing an attempted ‘knock-out punch’ when Barack Obama ‘denounced’ but did not ‘reject’ Louis Farrakhan; Barack Obama, on the other hand, was simply answering the questions. Why shouldn’t he do similarly when giving such an important speech? My expectations of Obama were not pre-colored by expectations of what a ‘politician’ (a class term) would do, but were based on Obama’s past behavior.
(BTW there is a simple though powerful way to turn a class term into a name of some individual, which is to use a subscript or similar notation. For example: politician1 = Hillary Clinton, politician2 = Bill Clinton, politician3 = Barack Obama, politician4 = Silvio Berlusconi, and so on. Such a method, borrowed from mathematics, has several advantages, including that it explicitly includes the class term, and that it assigns an arbitrary order to the individuals.)