What time is Democratic debate tonight: Start time, live blog and how to watch live online
This is going to be an all out war for the two Democratic contenders who are trying their best to bag the presidential nomination. While the Iowa caucuses results were fragmented when it came to Republicans as no one got even thirty percent support from Republican supporters, in the case of Democrats it was a fifty-fifty and tie.
Both the democratic presidential hopefuls including Hillary Clinton and socialist Bernie Sanders got almost identical support from Democrats in this tiny state. The two got so much support from democrats that the third hopeful from the party had to concede defeat and get out of the way.
To be true the writing on the wall for former Maryland Gov. Martin Oâ€™Malley was clear long before the Iowa drubbing came for the ex governor.
Now it is no wonder that both the contenders for the Democratic nomination for the White House will be going all out to beat and subdue the opponent. The two are set to meet face-to-face Thursday night in a debate in New Hampshire. The tone of the campaigns of the two remaining candidates for the Democratic nomination has sharpened, with Sanders questioning Clintonâ€™s claim she is a progressive candidate and she saying she will protect Obamacare from Sandersâ€™ plans to â€œstart overâ€ with health care reform.
A political writer for New York Times, Amy Chozick while talking about the debate tonight says, “I will be watching to see whether Mrs. Clinton more forcefully reminds voters that Mr. Sanders was not a Democrat until he decided to run for president. Itâ€™s something she danced around in the last debate, and has allowed surrogates to raise, but hasnâ€™t said it directly. It wonâ€™t necessarily help with all the independents in New Hampshire, but it could be a smart play looking ahead to Nevada, South Carolina and beyond”.
It must be kept in mind that the debate was not on the original Democratic debate schedule. It was proposed by NBC and Clinton agreed then had to talk Sanders into joining her. Since then, the Democratic National Committee has sanctioned the event, something Democratic National chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz had vowed not to do.
When: Thursday, Feb. 4
Where: Durham, N.H.
What time: Pre-debate coverage starts at 8 p.m. (ET) on MSNBC. The debate starts at 9 p.m. (ET)
Hosted by: MSNBC
Airs on: The debate airs on MSNBC which you can find on channel 356 on DirecTV; 209 on Dish Network; 215 on AT&T U-verse
Live stream: The debate will be streamed live here.
Moderators: Chuck Todd, host of â€œMeet the Press,â€ and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow will moderate the debate.