05 February 2016
The 7 Must-Watch Moments From the Democrats' New Hampshire Debate 4FEB16
LAST nights Democratic primary debate was interesting. After her squeaker of a win in the Iowa Democratic caucus last Tuesday, hillary now realizes she is facing a serious challenge from +Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. She continues to tout her experience and states she knows how to get things done. Maybe so, but for who? If she is a true Progressive she wouldn't have stayed in the Obama administration as long as she did, and she would have publicly challenged the administration, her fellow cabinet secretaries and her fellow Democrats in Congress on too big to fail, too big to jail, keystone xl, chained CPI, tpp, stagnant wages, the social safety net, the war on women and voting rights, just to name a few things. Her third way democrat positions give too much away to corporate America, to the rich, the 1% with too little left for the poor, the working and middle class Americans that are still struggling to survive, to make ends meet. If hillary ever finds the courage to turn her back on the demands being made of her by the millionaires, billionaires and corporate America, and so loose their financial support, then she will be able to call herself a Progressive and will find the freedom to work for and represent all Americans. This, including the full video of the debate, from +Mother Jones and +MSNBC ....
Explosive would be an understatement. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t waste any time in Thursday's Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire before jumping into a heated exchange over whether Clinton is a true progressive—a subject that continued to emerge in various forms for most of an hour.
The stakes going into this debate were high, particularly for Clinton, with polls showing her far behind Sanders in the New Hampshire just four days before the first-in-the-nation primary. Clinton eked out a very narrow win in the Iowa caucuses on Monday but underperformed her polling there, setting up what could be a long slog for the Democratic nomination.
The debate itself was the product of a dramatic back-and-forth between the two campaigns and the national Democratic Party over the number of debates scheduled. The tensions that went into scheduling it were evident in the fiery debate.
Here are the must-watch highlights: