Saturday, November 14th, is a big day. It’s a rare event, a Democrat debate!
The Democrat field is down to three, with Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley set to square off in Des Moines, Iowa at Drake University.
The debate will be covered by CBS and its affiliates and will also stream live online on CBSN. Coverage starts at 9PM EDT.
Moderating the debate are CBS News political director John Dickerson, along with Nancy Cordes, Kevin Cooney, Des Moines Register columnist Kathie Obradovich.
Why It Matters:
With only six sanctioned debates, the DNC is providing few opportunities for voters to get to know the candidates and see where they stand on the issues. That is likely a strategic move to have the fewest viewers as possible take note of their disastrous ideas and to shield frontrunner Hillary Clinton from any scrutiny.
That’s why it’s important for Republicans to tune in. We need to hold Democrats accountable to their extreme rhetoric and endless distortions.
Saturday night will also highlight the clear choice voters will have in less than a year on Election Day 2016. On Tuesday night we saw a dynamic field of GOP candidates lay out bold ideas and reforms to reinvigorate a stalled Obama economy and get Americans back to work. In contrast, expect Hillary Clinton and her Democrat colleagues to push each other further and further to the left and to double down on the same policies that have left millions of Americans behind.
What to Expect:
The Democrat Iowa caucuses are less than three months away, and with only three candidates on stage, it is sure to be a lively discussion.
Hillary’s opponents, Sanders and O’Malley, have indicated that they will bring up Clinton’s numerous flip-flops, and push her further to the left. Sanders recently made a not-so-veiled remark about Clinton’s tendency to change postures according to political expediency saying, “I will govern based on principle, not poll numbers.” O’Malley offered a similar criticism of Clinton’s approach to issues, calling it “poll-tested triangulation.”
Last debate, Hillary’s poor defense of her serial flip-flopping drew comparisons to failed presidential candidate John Kerry. “I never took a position on Keystone until I took a position on Keystone,” she said. Except that she, of course, did.
Other topics of discussion may or may not include:
- Which European countries are better than the United States
- The merits of socialism over capitalism
- Which failed bureaucracies should grow larger and receive more taxpayer dollars
- Which extreme special interests should come before American workers
- How to further deplete our military and diminish America’s leadership on the world stage.
How to Fight Back:
Twitter is a debate partner and will be aggregating responses and feedback from the Twittersphere during the debate. Make sure they hear from conservatives by tweeting your questions and responses using #DemDebate.
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