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Here’s debate moderator Candy Crowley explaining afterward how she decided which questions to ask and which to skip:

I had that question for all of you climate change people. We just, you know, again, we knew that the economy was still the main thing so you knew you kind of wanted to go with the economy.

“All of you climate change people.” I don’t want to read too much into this. But I very much want to read a little into it. So I will.

When I hear “all of you climate change people,” I expect to hear this coming right after it: “Or whatever kids are into these days.” I see a dismissive wave of the hand, a little smile acknowledging that the speaker is treading into terrain that isn’t her own but that she recognizes as popular.