April 15, 2016
In case you didn’t catch the debate or a clip or seven, Bernie and Hillary went at it. It made strategic sense for neither to back down, and they both pushed. Angry Uncle Bernie was at his best, for whatever good it may have done. Hillary won on points if that matters.
Over the next couple/few days, you’ll hear a loud narrative about the increasingly negative/bitter tone on the Democratic side. Both candidates are frustrated. Hillary wants him to go away. Bernie wants her to quit dismissing him.
While they definitely stuck to the issues as they threw punches, this was not the nice polite exchange of ideas we saw in the first few Democratic debates. Their respective weaknesses are now well known and both attempted to exploit the other’s. Continue reading