Who won Democratic Debate Tonight: Live blog: Clinton vs Sanders will be make or break for her
Updatr: Sanders attacked the former first lady for her closeness to Henry Kissinget. He said Kissinger was “one of the most destructive secretaries of state of the modern history of this country.
If that was no enough he said “In her book and in this last debate, [Clinton] talked about getting the approval or the support or the mentoring of Henry Kissinger…I am proud to say that Henry Kissinger is not my friend. I will not take advice from Henry Kissinger.”
Bernie Sanders is the first Jewish American to have won the New Hampshire primary. If his surge continues he may be able to bag the Democratic presidential nomination.
This is a very difficult proposition and right now the whole Democratic establishment is solidly standing behind his rival and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
The fight is not just between two individuals, but between two different thoughts. Washington establishment is going to lose big time if Bernie Sanders wins the nomination. Despite winning New Hampshire primary, it is still a long and bumpy road ahead for 74-year old socialist democrat Sanders.
If Clinton wins, Democratic establishment will take a sigh of relief as she is one of their own and well entrenched in White House and its policies spanning over almost two decades. She has been first lady and then secretary of state under Obama. After a big win for Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire, the Democratic candidates are set to debate again in Wisconsin, just 9 days before the Nevada Democratic caucus.
You can watch the debate, underway right now, live from the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and will start at 9 p.m. Eastern on PBS. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will moderate. 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.
In the meantime there are reverberations in Clinton camp following loss in New Hampshire. 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.
It must be kept in mind that the 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.