Democratic Debate Surprise: Candidates Cave to Matriarch Hillary

hlryclntn-brnsndrsI predicted that Bernie Sanders would best Hillary Clinton during the first presidential debate, much as Donald Trump triumphed over the Republican presidential candidates. They both have an edginess and outsider willingness to challenge traditional conventions in a way that appeals to the base of their respective parties. Clinton was the establishment candidate, the Jeb Bush of the Democratic party, the candidate of the old ways the base was busy rejecting. It seemed an easy prediction.

I couldn’t have been more wrong. Instead, Sanders and most of the other candidates bent over backwards to let Clinton off the hook on the biggest scandal that could derail her campaign — Servergate.  When asked about Hillary’s emails, Sanders responded,

I think secretary [Clinton] is right, the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails. Same with the media. The middle class is collapsing, and want to know if well have a democracy or oligarchy. Enough of the emails.

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