Did Bernie own Sunday's debate?

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    I watched the entire thing. Bernie was much more in command than he has been in the past. Hillary didn't stumble but I don't think she helped herself, either. My wife--a lifelong moderate Democrat--said, "I really don't like Hillary" and my ultra-left friend said "Hillary makes me sick!" Listening to C-SPAN this morning, there were a number of black (and obviously self-selected) callers from South Carolina who were all-in for Bernie, which made me wonder if SC really is Hillary's firewall?

    I still believe Hillary will cruise to the nomination but it's interesting how this is unfolding.
     
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    Watching those two is like being at thanksgiving dinner with your know it all aunt and your crazy uncle. The minute politics gets brought up everyone cringes.
     
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    Watching the last Democratic debate was like watching an SNL skit. Was a big joke. And they clearly gave Hillary more talk time while rudely interrupting the other two. It was laughably stupid. Bernie made some good points, but his Socialist views kept coming out. I honestly don't know how to feel about the candidates this time around ... on either side of the political fence.


    Pretty much spot on ... except the know-it-all aunt has no idea wtf she's talking about. I also can't stand her using Obama as her security blanket.
     
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    I watch Republican debates for comic relief. I'd hardly waste my Sunday night watching the Dems.
     
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    It's actually even worse.
     
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    Bernie was more on the defensive. I don't know if it was a good thing, because that left a lot of focus on himself. Or a bad thing, cause he had to do too much explaining of past statements.

    Oh yea, and there was that "other guy". Why was he there again?
     
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    Ha, ha. What did you expect? Sanders is a Democratic Socialist.
     
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    Yes I know ... that's why I said that.
     
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    Someone claimed one of the moderators worked with Hillary in the past. I never bothered to look up the veracity of that claim, but what if that person is right and Hillary is getting preferential treatment?

    And, please, look up "Socialism" since a lot of people have no clue what it is, or they crudely misappropriate the term. If they don't want socialism, then give up the roads and local police and military and velcro, memory foan products, transitions lenses, and everything else that came about due to socialism where everyone's taxes paid for something everyone uses - though the velcro, memory foam, and transitions were joint ventured or given the companies to move forward on, hence costing more than they otherwise would... I gather Somalia has a great free government that isn't socialist. Why not emigrate if you hate paying for things we all, in an evolved society, can benefit from?

    Especially as Bernie is a "Democratic Socialist", which he has said - and described - numerous times. Can't believe politically active citizens are trying to spin and lie, which is what I thought the majority of Americans (if not world citizens in general) are sick and tired of?
     
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    The last two democratic debates where at the times/days to 1. Protect/insulate Hillary and 2. Protect the democratic party because a "socialist" is their #2 candidate. If the GOP had a Klansman as their #2 leading candidate they'd probably schedule the debates on the weekends as well.
     
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    Hillary looked nervous to me. She seems to be on the defensive the whole might. I do think Bernie picked up ground last night.
     
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    I honestly wouldn't doubt it.

    I'm pretty sick of it ... and I can't fathom how he's so popular with the youths. Probably because it's the "cool thing" to like Bernie Sanders ... I have no idea.
     
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    Don't like Hillary so I'm not objective.
     
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    I watched the entire "debate" (I still don't like these any of these debate formats), and, I have to say that any one of the three are far, far preferable to any of the Republicans.
     
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    It wouldn't surprise me. The head of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, is working on Hillary's behalf. Used to work for Hillary, and now as the head of the DNC has scheduled very few debates, and always schedules them on days/times when few people are expected to watch. This is all by design. Bernie has a real shot at beating her, and they are deathly afraid of that possibility (as are her wealthy donors).

    Bernie has managed to make history by getting over 2.5 million individual campaign contributions, averaging $27.00 a piece. By shunning super-PACs and wealthy corporate donors, he has appealed to the growing majority of Americans that are sick and tired of the corrupt and broken political system, controlled by the rich and by corporations.
     
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    The lady moderator is married to Alan Greenspan who is a large contributor to HRC.
    Bernie was clearly winning over more supporters after this amazing performance.
     
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    What's to like? She should be in prison, not running for President.
     
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    I am sick of all the bickering by both parties. I don't want to here petty playground insults and attacks of people's character. I want to here your plan and solutions to my(our) problems in this country. The debates are a joke. It's all about ratings for the Republicans and hiding the convict and the socialist for the Democrats. Maybe, just maybe during the general election we will get a true spirited debate and focus on the issues not the candidates.
     
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    I’m not sure what debate you watched last night, but it was very much issue based and had nearly nothing to do with the candidates character. When the moderators attempted to steer it in the direction of tabloidesque questions of Bills transgressions Sen. Sanders was quick to shut it down.
     
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    I don't know what debate you were watching, but there was lot of bickering going on ... rude interruptions of candidates not named Hillary ... and a lot of over-talking and avoiding direct questions.
     
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    Much like Trump and the Republican debates.
     
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    Yes, both are ridiculous.
     
  23. Older bird macrumors regular

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    Let me clarify, I don't watch the debates due to the problems I mentioned in my post. I hear the highlights on the news sites and talk radio shows. I wil also say that I listen to a variety of talk radio programs both conservative and progressive. I identify with the constitutional conservatives but like to hear what is being spun on both sides of the fence.
     
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    I can't defend the faux "debate" format, but, in fact, the Democrats did a pretty good job of sticking to specific issues under discussion. If that isn't what the talk radio folks reported, it could be that the only thing they care about are one-liners and "controversy".
     
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    Hillary: Terrorist, war criminal, corrupt, lying POS.

    Rand Paul or Bernie Sanders. Or America is gone.
     

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