It was like the battle of the titans, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, meeting Thursday night for their last debate before the New Hampshire primary, tough questions were thrown at them. They were asked whether the party should strive toward its liberal aspirations or set its sights on the achievable.
The power between the two contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination was heated up intensely, this time the debate was far more personal than before. They were throwing attacks at each other like a bouncing ping-pong ball. They reflected how close their race has become in the wake of a virtual tie in Monday’s Iowa caucuses. The debate was sponsored by MSNBC and the New Hampshire Union Leader.
Clinton started with an opening statement to attack the senator from Vermont who describes himself as a democratic socialist over what she has contended are unrealistically liberal plans for universal health care, free college and other programs.
Clinton stated “I’m fighting for people who cannot wait for those changes, and I’m not making promises that I cannot keep” .
Sanders: I not only talk the talk, but walk the walk
Then Sanders gave a hit-back saying that a number of European countries had approved single-payer health-care systems. “I do not accept the belief that the United States of America cannot do that”.
Before the Thursday debate both candidate had a town hall forum, the two Democratic presidential contenders also argued over the modern definition of the word “progressive,” which has become the preferred term for the Democratic left.
“A progressive is someone who makes progress,” Clinton boldly stated.
Sanders, who enjoys great enthusiasm among the party’s liberal base, continued to make the argument that Clinton is overdependent on those who have financed her campaign and made her personally wealthy. He clearly stated that “i not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. I am very proud to be the only candidate up here that does not have a super PAC.”http://www.whorunsgov.com/3363-2/03363