Democratic debate tonight live blog: Who won Bernie Sanders vs Hillary Clinton on CNN
Clintonâ€™s paid speeches were attacked severely by Vermont senator. Sanders called on Clinton to release the transcripts of those speeches. “When you get paid $225,000, that means that that speech must have been an extraordinarily wonderful speechâ€¦I would think that a speech so great that you got paid so much money for, you would like to share it with the American peopleâ€ he went on to add.
When asked if he believes Clinton says one thing in public and another to Wall Street executives behind closed doors? “That is exactly what releasing the transcripts will tell us,” he said.
When the question of lacking trustworthiness Clinton said, “Obviously it’s painful for me to hear that and I do take responsibility–when you’re in public life, even if you believe that it’s not an opinion you think is fair or founded, you do have to take responsibility, and I do,” she said. “And I also have very much committed to the best of my ability, my energies and efforts to helping people.”
Despite her Michigan loss, when the host asked her about Super Tuesday performance Clinton said, she was “pleased” with the results last night. “Well look, I won one of the contests and lost another close one,” she said. “I’m continuing to work hard for every single vote across our country. I was pleased that I got 100,000 more votes than my opponent last night and more delegates.”
On the other hand Vermont Senator spoke about how far his campaign has come since he announced his candidacy last spring, saying he was “probably 60 to 70 points behind the secretary.” He said he’ll work to convince superdelegates that he’s the best candidate to take on Donald Trump in the fall.
Earlier while opening the debate he said”I’m running for president of the United States because given the crises facing our country, it is just too late for establishment politics and establishment economicsâ€.
Many people are still sure that Hillary Clintonâ€™s chances of bagging the Democratic nomination are still as good as they were months ago. This means they are sure former secretary of stateâ€™s chances are still as good as earlier and Bernie Sanders has only some nuisance value and nothing more.
Nonetheless, Bernie Sanders has shown he is becoming much bigger threat than Hillary Clintonâ€™s campaign could anticipate. Merely yesterday he won a very important race in Michigan. While Hillary Clinton won Mississippi, he was able to scalp delegate rich Michigan state shocking the front runner and proving all the pre poll surveys wrong.
Now as they are going to debate in Miami, we are expected to find it an exciting war of words between the two. Univision will broadcast the March 9, 2016, event in Spanish and CNN will simulcast it in English. It begins at 9 p.m. Eastern time. The debate will also be streamed online at Univision.com, WashingtonPost.com and CNN.com.
We have watched the Democratic debates becoming intense, not at the level of Republicans, but still very intense. The seventh Democratic debate in Flint., Michigan was the most fiery exchanges between Clinton, the former U.S. secretary of state, and Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont.
It must be kept in mind that Michigan was a great win for Sanders as the senator won despite entering the day with a double-digit deficit in the state’s polls. Clinton still holds a strong advantage in the Democratic delegate count. But at the very leader, Sanders’ victory could prolong Clinton’s path to the Democratic nomination â€” something she is expected to win.