Who won the Democratic debate last night: Bernie Sanders attacks Hillary Clinton, watch video
Hillary Clinton vsÂ Bernie Sanders was a fight that was set to be tough. But Sanders avoided the traps that Clinton team wants him to be bogged down in.
It was a great performance by Bernie indeed
But things are looking like difficult for the former first lady and the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as Bernie Sanders plays catch up game with her in Iowa and increases his lead in Hampshire.
Latest polls suggest that Hillary is leading by an insignificant margin of just 2 percent in Iowa with 42 percent Democrats backing him and 40 percent backing Bernie. But Bernie is leading Clinton by 15 percent in New Hampshire, giving tough moment to Clinton campaign machinery.
There are people who believe that if Bernie Sanders actually wins these two crucial states in primaries, Hillary Clinton will have not much option but to relinquish her candidacy and peacefully retire from politics.
This has forced her campaign managers and even Hillary Clinton herself to directly attack and corner him on a diverse range of issues. She actually sharpened her attacks on Bernie Sanders over the Vermont senator’s record on gun control, just hours ahead of their fourth debate as both vie for the Democratic presidential nomination.
While talking to the CNN Clinton said, â€œI am very pleased that he flip-flopped on the immunity legislationâ€. She went on to ask her rival to do the same with the so-called “Charleston loophole,” which allows licensed dealers, once they have initiated a federal background check, to complete the gun sale in question if they haven’t hears back from authorities after three days.
Now she has also tried to confuse people with 74-year old Sandersâ€™ health. “I’ve released my medical records and I remember being asked frequently to do so,” Clinton said, adding she would the decision was now “up to his campaign.” On Saturday, Clinton’s own campaign chairman, John Podesta, seemed to push back again super PAC chief David Brock. “Chill out,” he wrote in a tweet after reports of the group’s plans began to spread. “We’re fighting on who would make a better President, not on who has a better Physical Fitness Test.”
Fourth Democratic presidential debate
Where: Charleston, South Carolina
When: 9 p.m. ET on Sunday
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Moderators: NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt will be main moderator during the debate while Andrea Mitchell will also ask some questions