Last night, Democratic candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had their latest confrontation at CNN’s town hall, before the Iowa caucuses, scheduled for the first day of February.
Both of them presented their final pitches to Iowa voters, looking forward to attract as many people as possible. What made the town hall very interesting is the fact that the two candidates are very close in polls, with just a few days left until the caucuses, states CNN Politics.
The spirits were calm
Of course, the debate wasn’t as intense as Republican ones, but both Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Sanders delivered very passionate speeches, sustaining their programs, ahead of the Iowa caucuses.
Bernie Sanders called for a progressive revolution and had an overall excellent performance, while Hillary Clinton had a similar attitude, claiming that she had been on the front lines of progressive change for decades, having everything needed to become President, states the same source.
“It’s hard,” she said. “If it were easy, hey, there wouldn’t be any contest. But it’s not easy. There are very different visions, different values, different forces at work, and you have to have somebody who is a proven fighter — somebody who has taken them on and won, and kept going, and will do that as President.”
Mrs. Clinton wants to be the next Barack Obama
She seemed well prepared before the Iowa caucuses, also talking about President Obama praising her in a recent interview and claiming that she could continue his legacy.
On the other side, Bernie Sanders, had no issues in launching attacks at his rival, mentioning the war in Iraq, the Keystone Pipeline and a Pacific trade pact. He did agree that Mrs. Clinton is an experienced candidate, but questioned her judgement in certain situations.
“We need a political revolution,” he said. “We are touching a nerve with the American people who understand that establishment politics is just not good enough.”