How to watch the Democratic debate tonight: 6th debate live
Is Hillary Clinton camp panicked after two back to back disappointing performances by their candidate who has been a frontrunner in seeking Democratic presidential nomination? While the campaign team may not yet be ready to accept that it has really panicked, there are telltale signs that this is really the case.
Her donors have reportedly asked her campaign team to showcase her as underdog and not the frontrunner as has been the case. But it must be kept in mind that the former secretary of state behaves like a front runner. She never really looks vulnerable as an underdog may look and even in the massive loss in New Hampshire primary she was looking more confident than Bernie Sanders despite his massive win.
Now there are more reasons for Hillary Clintonâ€™s election campaign team to be wary of the socialist democrat who is trying to poach her support base among Hispanics, Blacks and others. This is the core support base for Hillary Clinton and if Sanders is able to poach on minorities, this is going to be a huge loss for her dream of becoming the first female president of the United States.
Like Barack Obama, Vermont senator creates hope among people. Sanders, a democratic socialist has built his campaign around a promise to rein in big firms and Wall Street, while Clinton has emphasized her detailed policy proposals on issues from healthcare to financial reform.
For tonightâ€™s Democratic debate Hillary Clinton donors want her to communicate with her fans in a better way. “Boil it down, be clear, be succinct, and make absolutely sure everybody knows you have a plan,” said Shekar Narasimhan, a Clinton donor and managing partner at Beekman Advisors. Sanders has called for leveling the economic playing field by breaking up the big banks, creating a single-payer Medicare-for-all healthcare plan and offering government-paid public college tuition.
New Hampshire victory for Sanders has damaged tall claims by Hillary Clinton. The sudden shift raises the stakes for Thursdayâ€™s debate. When the two took the stage last week for their first one-on-one encounter of the campaign, they clashed sharply over their progressive credentials. “The idea that thereâ€™s some kind of panic is completely overblown,” said major Democratic fundraiser and Clinton supporter Karin Birkelund. “Itâ€™s really, really early — way too early — in the process, and these states donâ€™t matter that much.”
When: Thursday, Feb. 11
Where: The Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts atÂ the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
What time:Â The debate starts at 9 Â p.m. (ET)
Hosted by: PBS
Airs on: The debate airs on local PBS stations and will be simulcast on CNN. Click here to find your local PBS station. CNN can be found on channel 202 on DirecTV; Â 200 on Dish Network; 202 on AT&T U-verse.Â Click here to see on what your local Comcast channel CNN appears.