Dear Commons Community,
The three candidates for the Democratic nomination for president participated in a debate last night, hosted by NBC News. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley focused on the issues and avoided personal attacks. Income inequality, gun control, the Middle East, an unfair judicial system, big money influence, climate change, and education were all mentioned. Unlike the recent Republican debate, petty attacks were few. When goaded by the debate moderator, Sanders refused to get into a discussion about Bill Clinton’s infidelities. Hillary Clinton appears to be tying her campaign to President Obama and stressed that she would build on his legacy. Sanders appears more ready to take a fresh look at a number of issues plaguing our country. He does not see incremental change but more extensive redirections.
A good evening for Democrats!