Yes It’s a Live Blog: CNN Democratic Town Hall from Ohio State University

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OY!! Here we go again!  There are some big races coming up on Tuesday and CNN has another Town Hall scheduled tonight for the two Democratic candidates for President. I’m going to sit through another one of these things. Please don’t leave me alone to it!!!

Just two days before key votes in Ohio and Florida, the final two Democratic candidates will appear in a CNN Town Hall tonight. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is hoping for a strong showing in Ohio, where he currently trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by a fair margin.

The town hall is being co-hosted by both CNN and TV One. CNN’s Jake Tapper and TV One’s Roland Martin will be moderating the event and inviting questions from the attendees.

The broadcast will air on CNN from 8 p.m. ET – 10 p.m. ET from Ohio State University.

Florida and Ohio vote on Tuesday which are two big states.  Thankfully, Florida is a closed state.    Ohio has a semi-open primary.   This means:

Under Ohio election law, you declare your political party affiliation by requesting the ballot of a political party in a partisan primary election.

According to Nate Silver’s Poll of Polls,  Florida has a 99% chance of going to Hillary.    She has a 98% chance in Ohio.  Remember, voting by switching affiliations for strategy purposes is important.  As we’ve seen, the NRA actively encourages its voters to cross party if necessary to vote against Hillary and for Bernie. Bernie’s voting base was 7% Republican in Michigan and he nabbed a lot of unaffiliated while losing Dems by 12%. It will be interesting to see what happens there.

Here is the list of RCP recent polls for further details of each data point.  The most recent poll of Missouri has Hillary up but Missouri has not be polled a lot so one data point should not be considered the be all and end all of statistics judging the state of a race.

At last this is a town hall because I could just cut and paste any townhall or debate from any where and come up with the answers to tonight’s townhall form Sanders.  Even with fact checking and corrections and complete horror about the internalized sexism and racism, it still the same stuff.  I’m not looking for anything but the repeat of 70s class frame.  I’ll probably faint if I hear any wee bit of modern socialist economic theory or intersectionality of sexism, racism and income differences.

I’m assuming that Hillary will have to explain when she tried to categorize the Reagan response to the AIDS crisis at Nancy Reagan’s funeral.  They eventually responded but only after a lot of folks died and a lot of opportunity was wasted.  Nancy did do behind the scenes work but only after Rock Hudson and Roy Cohen were seriously ill and dying. Before then, it didn’t seem to even register.   But, here’s the crux of Hillary’s response in a much more appropriate format.  It’s not a soundbite.  It’s a short essay. It recognizes that things that went on prior to Nancy’s change of mind.

Yesterday, at Nancy Reagan’s funeral, I said something inaccurate when speaking about the Reagans’ record on HIV and AIDS. Since then, I’ve heard from countless people who were devastated by the loss of friends and loved ones, and hurt and disappointed by what I said. As someone who has also lost friends and loved ones to AIDS, I understand why. I made a mistake, plain and simple.

I want to use this opportunity to talk not only about where we’ve come from, but where we must go in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

To be clear, the Reagans did not start a national conversation about HIV and AIDS. That distinction belongs to generations of brave lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, along with straight allies, who started not just a conversation but a movement that continues to this day.

The AIDS crisis in America began as a quiet, deadly epidemic. Because of discrimination and disregard, it remained that way for far too long. When many in positions of power turned a blind eye, it was groups like ACT UP, Gay Men’s Health Crisis and others that came forward to shatter the silence — because as they reminded us again and again, Silence = Death. They organized and marched, held die-ins on the steps of city halls and vigils in the streets. They fought alongside a few courageous voices in Washington, like U.S. Representative Henry Waxman, who spoke out from the floor of Congress.

We also will have to continue this crazy right wing induced meme that Hillary cannot be trusted.  Bernie’s been fact checked so many times you’d think  peopleBernie_Sanders_full2 would get the idea that what he says is way far-fetched and not particularly trustworthy.  Here’s the latest fact check on his tirades on job losses and NAFTA which are way exaggerated.  Both Hillary and Bernie are way more honest than any of the Republicans.  But why is it only Hillary has the trust issue?

Bernie Sanders wasn’t asked about his honesty or trustworthiness on Tuesday night. Instead, after that question to Clinton, he was asked, “Senator Sanders, you have demanded that Secretary Clinton release the transcripts of her paid Wall Street speeches. Why is this important? Do you have reason to believe that she says one thing in private and another in public?”

Did somebody say Wall Street? The good senator, of course, perked up immediately and happily hit the softball question out of the park, with all the now-familiar notes of righteous indignation.

No other candidate for president has been asked in debates about his perceived honesty and trustworthiness. Maybe it’s because other candidates are presumed to be honest and trustworthy, or maybe there’s a presumption voters don’t care about this trait in others.

Don’t play the woman card, right? We are sick and tired of hearing about double standards. People are not going to vote for Clinton just because she is a woman. If she loses, it’s because nobody trusts her – just look at the polls.

If you actually look at the Washington Post poll referenced on Tuesday night, it’s worth noting that only 27 percent of people found Republican front-runner Donald Trump honest and trustworthy.

And Sanders? Well, he wasn’t included in the poll questions about honesty and trustworthiness. Seriously. The honesty and trustworthiness questions were only asked about Clinton, Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.

Apparently we are to assume that Sanders is honest and trustworthy, or that he is unlikely to be the nominee – based, you know, on the polls.

Pollsters are either convinced by their own flawed polling that Clinton is the presumptive nominee, so they don’t even bother polling Sanders’ degree of trustworthiness, or they don’t believe Sanders’ degree of trustworthiness is relevant.

But only polling Clinton on whether she is “honest and trustworthy” and then using the answer against her in a debate against Sanders reinforces the myth that she is less trustworthy than him, and it surely helps him win one “stunning” victory after another.

I just mostly judge Bernie by the fact that everything he promises is not deliverable except with a vast revolutionary army.   You continue to read that he’s not really a APTOPIX_DEM_2016_Clinton.JPEG-04f7c_c0-133-4356-2672_s885x516credible candidate but how does that not translate into untrustworthy? 

But as appealing as Sanders may be, he is not credible as president. Elizabeth Warren would have been a credible candidate, but Sanders isn’t. The campaign he has been waging is a symbolic one. For example, the proposals he has made for free college tuition and free, single-payer health care suggest what might be done if the United States underwent radical change. Those ideas would be excellent grist for a seminar. But they are not the proposals of a candidate who is serious about getting things done as president—or one who is serious about getting elected in the country we actually live in.

I don’t find him appealing at all now.  He reminds me of the cranky uncle no one wants to invite for holidays because he lectures them, finger wags, and grouses each year on the same damn things.  The only difference between Sanders and the generic cranky uncle is that Sanders should’ve been able to do something about even a sliver of some of it by now.   Does this have something to do with it?  He’s missed a lot recently which is partially due to his campaign.

From Jan 2007 to Mar 2016, Sanders missed 136 of 2,870 roll call votes, which is 4.7%. This is much worse than the median of 1.7% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

You can look at the analysis on Leadership at the same link (GovTrack) and find out some other things too. For example, his policy emphasis actually appears to be Armed Forces and National Security.  It’s almost twice as important as his second area which is health.

But, Rubio actually isn’t the one who missed the most votes. 

Unfortunately for Mr. Trump, that data point is a bit out-of-date. So far this year, Marco Rubio’s missed 90 percent of votes — a large proportion. But it’s actually the best record among the senators still running for president. The worst? Bernie Sanders.

160125225218-14-town-hall-0125-large-169But what has really gotten me recently is that not only are a good deal of his supporters nasty, Bernie keeps getting nastier.

Tuesday — a day when five states hold primaries — should give a better indication of whether Sander’s tough talk is paying off.

One of those contests is in Illinois, and Sanders isn’t holding back as he campaigns here. In Chicago on Friday, Sanders even took aim at Clinton for her close association with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, whose approval ratings are in the tank, particularly among black Chicagoans.

“I want to thank Rahm Emanuel for not endorsing me. I don’t want his endorsement!” Sanders screamed to the delight of a crowd estimated at 9,000 people. “I don’t want the endorsement of a mayor who is shutting down school after school and firing teachers.”

To drive home his point, Sanders held a news conference the next day devoted entirely to Emanuel, telling reporters that if he were Clinton, he would have refused the mayor’s support.

So, I have to admit that I expect Bernie to be nasty and I expect that Hillary will continue to be critizied and asked to apologize for everything her husband ever did, everything Barrack Obama ever did, ad infintum all while we hear how’s she’s an untrustworthy person.

The one thing I’d like to hear some one ask him about is this.  He’s not really been an active pusher of any bills through congress. But, he really pushed on this one.  How is this acceptable human behavior?

Sanders voted to dump Vermont’s nuclear waste in a majority Latino community in Sierra Blanca, Texas

In 1998, the House of Representatives approved a compact struck between Texas, Vermont and Maine that would allow Vermont and Maine to dump low-level nuclear waste at a designated site in Sierra Blanca, Texas. Sanders, at the time representing Vermont in the House, cosponsored the bill and actively ushered it through Congress.

Located about 16 miles from the Mexican border, Sierra Blanca’s population is predominantly of Mexican ancestry. At the time, the community was about two-thirds Latino, and its residents had an average income of $8,000, according to the an article in the Bangor Daily News.

The low-level nuclear waste would include “items such as scrap metal and worker’s gloves… as well as medical gloves used in radiation treatments at hospitals,” according to the Bangor Daily News. Clinton, then the First Lady, did not have a vote on the matter.

I can’t imagine any decent human being doing that to poor, disenfranchised people.

So, let’s see how it goes tonight.  I hope she finishes him off on Tuesday.  I can’t take any more of these where the nasty one isn’t Donald Trump.

My featured artist tonight is Ed Murawinski. 

Grab your popcorn and join us!!!!


137 Comments on “Yes It’s a Live Blog: CNN Democratic Town Hall from Ohio State University”

  1. bostonboomer says:

    The disgusting thing about Sanders trying to tie Clinton to Rahm Emmanuel is that Hillary never got along with the guy.

    • dakinikat says:

      Sanders is a nasty piece of work. I’d have never heard that if it wasn’t for Barney Frank. Now, I see it

      • bostonboomer says:

        Just look at his followers. Sanders hasn’t even apologized for those ugly buttons and signs. Not even for the Bern the Witch event that posted on his Facebook page for months.

        • Valhalla says:

          What he projects to me is that his ideals are so pure that he needn’t concern himself with those “small” things. And that his umbrella of purity covers his supporters, regadless how cile, because it’s all in service to his ideals.

          • dakinikat says:

            He sure chooses when the purity pledge is kewl. He’s sacrificed people to the wrong side many times like that poor town in Texas and any victim of gun violence or derivatives fraud.

        • NW Luna says:

          He is mean-spirited. Not what America needs for POTUS.

  2. bostonboomer says:

    I’m afraid it is going to be torture sitting through another one of these things. I don’t know if I can listen to Sanders, much less actually watch his googly eyes and waving arms.

  3. dakinikat says:

    And who goes first?

  4. Valhalla says:

    I wonder how many of audience pretends to be undecided so they can ask questions.

  5. janicen says:

    I’m sorry, I can’t watch. I’ll lurk the blog but I just cannot watch.

    • Delphyne49 says:

      I’m only doing this after a bowl of linguine with spicy tomato sauce and a glass of Cab, Janicen…

      • redwoodk8 says:

        Good idea, think I’ll go pop a cork myself.

      • janicen says:

        I’m nursing some kind of injury to my knee so I don’t want to drink alcohol because I might step on it wrong or twist it and make it worse. Since I have to stay sober, I’ll just read your comments. I did turn it on for 5 minutes but I am already sick of his taking shots at Hillary. But remember, he’s not going negative, no sirree.

    • NW Luna says:

      Me too.

  6. bostonboomer says:

    Sanders Sponsors $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage Bill, Pays Interns $12 Per Hour

    http://truthinmedia.com/sanders-15-minimum-wage-bill-interns-12/

  7. dakinikat says:

    Bernie is not responsible for his asshat supporters but Trump is an asshat. Right. Check.

  8. bostonboomer says:

    What about “Bern the Witch,” Bernie?

  9. Riverbird says:

    Guess what? There are two more so-called town halls tomorrow night, March 14!

    MSNBC Democratic town hall with Bernie Sanders in Columbus, Ohio, at 6 p.m. ET moderated by Chuck Todd

    MSNBC Democratic town hall with Hillary Clinton in Springfield, Illinois, at 7 p.m. ET moderated by Chris Matthews

  10. Valhalla says:

    CNN allows Bernie to go on and on about horridness of trump. And now abjures self ofresponsibility for his ugly supporters

  11. bostonboomer says:

    Um . . . Bernie isn’t a Democrat, so asking him about actions of Democratic Party is a little weird.

  12. Valhalla says:

    Bernie is against youth unemployment

  13. bostonboomer says:

    How can the President hold police offices accountable??

    • bostonboomer says:

      Says his Justice Dept. would investigate every single killing by a police officer.

      That’s going to take a lot of time, money, investigators and lawyers.

    • dakinikat says:

      No idea. Justice Department employees will be busy chasing down every thing!

  14. Valhalla says:

    Bernie’s doj will investigate every killing of a civilian by police (not sure he can do that, but wev). Need demilitarized police and more community policing.

    This is all warmed over Dem stuff. But interesting he’s talking specifics with somewhat less lecturing.

    • ANonOMouse says:

      I don’t think the DOJ can investigate every police shooting, only those shootings that fall into the category of Civil Rights violations. Bernie’s just talking out of his ASS, as usual.

  15. Valhalla says:

    Oops, sorry bb I was trying to help, but was just repeating .

  16. bostonboomer says:

    Trade agreements. Bernie Sanders claims they are the cause of low wages. So what is he going to do? Pull out of all the agreements??

  17. Valhalla says:

    Does Clinton get to watch Bernie’s segment or is she kept in an isolation booth like on Family Feud?

  18. dakinikat says:

    He really has no idea how trade or the economy works.

  19. Valhalla says:

    Ok, here we go, free public college for all. Plus free ponies.

  20. Valhalla says:

    He keeps trying to make it seem as if Jesse Jackson supports him, pretty slimy.

  21. Valhalla says:

    Omg, did Jake Tapper just ask a substantive trade question?

  22. roofingbird says:

    I’m still trying to get into the link.

  23. roofingbird says:

    I heard a part of a question about taxes and Bernie is into his 1% mantra. Review of his proposals did not include his health care benefits. Disinvestment in communities.

  24. Valhalla says:

    Bernie says all his free programs will be paid for with tax raise on uber rich, middle class not affected

  25. roofingbird says:

    An article released showed high scores in charter schools , should we continue. Sanders likes public and I think has added his approval of public charter schools not private charter. and Yey for good teachers. National priorities. shoucl include disfucntional childcare system. Ohh, he is going into Hillary territory more money for childcare. 80% of black folks approve of private? money is being taken from public to support private and it’s not working. experimentation is good.

  26. bostonboomer says:

    Imagine if Bernie actually answered the question of how he’ll beat Trump instead of quoting polls?

  27. Valhalla says:

    Bernie will win GE bc polls show he beats Trump. Could someone PLS point out he’s never been vetted by repubs? And now he cites crowd numbers as his voter turnout.

  28. roofingbird says:

    Sanders, my family is feeling insecure, and if Trump is nominated who should I vote for as demo? Why should I vote for you? Sanders- polls show I can beat him and my margin is bigger. Republicans win when voter turnout is low, vote vote vote. Energy for large turnout is with Sanders.

  29. Valhalla says:

    Ugh, how much longer?

  30. bostonboomer says:

    Of course Hillary is the one who started talking about opiate abuse in NH.

  31. Valhalla says:

    Need revolution in mmental health care.

  32. roofingbird says:

    Apparently I was on preview and can’t get back in.

    • roofingbird says:

      I can’t help but point out that in 2008, when everyone was giving up cable because they were out of work, or had no access, MSNBC hosted the Ohio debate and more than a quarter of the population had no opportunity to watch it. Now I’m wondering if it has something to do with Ohio.

  33. Valhalla says:

    Bernie’s free health care will free small businesses to make money.

  34. Valhalla says:

    Ugh, he just flat out lied about increasing turnout and saying it shows everyone will rise up and break gridlock. People will folow him, millions, just like in civil rights, gay rights, women’s rights to rise up. Forgets to mentions he’s lost women by 20 pts most places, AAs by about a million percent (note that number may need fact checking).

  35. Valhalla says:

    Last question is stupid, who is your friend Bernie?

  36. Valhalla says:

    Omg, he’s even stealing hrc’s personal interaction story about child afraid of losing parent thru deportation. FFS!

  37. Valhalla says:

    Trump traffics in hate and our worst instincts, incites violence, bigoted. We need to reject. Don’t make america great by tearing down all that made america vreat.

  38. Valhalla says:

    Trump is political arson.

  39. Valhalla says:

    How will C make sure AAs are included in unions? I Roland interrupts C, won’t let her explain she’s talking about including aa union members across the board.

  40. Valhalla says:

    Clinton asks for medias help letting people know about available trade jobs, she and roland share a laugh about how to do that (a nice laugh)

  41. Valhalla says:

    Will govt help steel industry against illegal foreign dumping of steel? Clinton fought for steel workers in Senate, need to do a lot more. She wants the govet to bring dumpers to court, beef up trade investigators and make recovery. Steel is in our security interest in addition to econ interest. This is a commitment to steel industry.

  42. dakinikat says:

    Does she seem less enthusiastic than usual or is it just the scratchy throat and she’s saving her voice.

    • roofingbird says:

      I think Ohio is hard. there is a tweet and pic going around about her talking to staffers while on debate break, which is apparently a no no. To me she is walking front of them with no contact and at least one of them is secret service; needed to secure the bathrooms. Needless to say she is being vilified.

      • bostonboomer says:

        I think they can talk to advisers backstage, but I doubt if Hillary needs to. Trump’s adviser came onstage with him.

  43. Valhalla says:

    She does seem less peppy. I missed the foreign relations question, except for smart power was answer.

    Now a remarkable man who was set free from death row, how can she keep her stance on death penalty.

    HRC says states have proven incapable of givign defendants proper rights wrt death penalty. But its hard bc for very limited purposes d penalty is needed for terrorists like OK City, 9/11 etc. for mass killings and in fed system only.

    • bostonboomer says:

      I thought her foreign policy answer was excellent. I really don’t see why she wants to keep the death penalty in the Federal system. I’d like to hear more detail about why she thinks it would make a difference. There is no evidence that the death penalty is a deterrent.

      • Fannie says:

        She did say she was struggling with this.

      • Valhalla says:

        I’m against the death penalty, but this one is a hard one. It is where emotions take over, and it is very hard to push the country on when there are examples of mass murders and terrorism. I would like to hear more about her reasons too.

  44. roofingbird says:

    So re: the comments about her both following Sanders and being less peppy, maybe this explains them? http://still4hill.com/2016/03/13/hillary-clinton-at-the-ohio-democratic-legacy-dinner/

  45. Valhalla says:

    Obamacare question, a woman whose hc costs have doubled and she can’t afford it. She couldn’t use exchnage, was way too costly.

    Hrc’s mission will be to increase affordability. Has become clear we need to still get costs down so affordable plans can be gotten on the exchange. Need more competition into hc market, including more nonprofits selling insurance into system. Would lower costs. She will do all she can.

    I have to say this was not the best answer for her.

  46. Valhalla says:

    What will C do to improve criminal justice and incarceration reform. One in three AA men will spend time in prison. Inexcusable. There is systemic racism in justice system, inequities need to get rid of. Need way more diversions programs, mental health, education, rehabilitation etc programs.

    Dump cradle to prison and sub in kindergarten to college pipelines. Also stop building private prisons, Dems should stop taking money from private prisons.

  47. bostonboomer says:

    We lived in Athens when I was a kid. My Dad taught at Ohio U. two years before he got a tenure track job in Indiana.

  48. Valhalla says:

    Fracking. C says give local commnities a veto. Need much more push at federal level. Scientific evidence connecting fracking and tremors. Wants to regulate more with federal rules. No president can say they can ban it. No promises she can’t keep.

    That was pretty popular.

  49. Valhalla says:

    What are 3 specific points of anti trump game plan. hRC is only one with more votes than trump, is building broad based, inclusive campaign. She has the base that will let her defeat him. Also, the republicans have been after her for 25 years. FINALLY. C feels she is best prepared of anybody. THANK YOU HILLARY.

    C has a unique argument, how horrible he is for foreign policy. Funny, foreigh leaders calling her asking ifthey can endorse her and help her beat trump. A president needs temperment and judgment, she will focus on how ties into national safety.

  50. ANonOMouse says:

    Just watching Hillary on stage makes me so proud. She is far and away the best candidate and would be the best POTUS. Her answer as to how she would defeat Donald Trump was pitch perfect, in fact it was Presidential.

  51. Valhalla says:

    On the 4th, two children shot. What will C do to decrease gun violence, esp in poverty areas or bc of gangs. C says need more commonsense gun reforms, failing to do anything is a fail. Close loopholes, better checks, crack down on makers and sellers of guns. End immunity to liability, notes BS voted for immunity but she voted against.

    Gun lobby is scaring people. HAVE to do commonsense things. She will take them on.

    Roland asks her to make case to poor white Republicans in rural areas. C says instead of dividing, unite through economic. Bring clean renewable energy into communities hich would be hurt by reduction in coal and fossil fuels.

    Now she’s lively, talking about how lifted people out of poverty in 90s but went backwards under Bush. She has detailed proposals to lift everyone.

  52. Valhalla says:

    What does she wish she was better at as politician. H says things are challenging when getting the job. She is much better at doing the job. She is ready, most ready, to bring the experience into the job and produce results, to bring even Rs together and accomplish things. SHE LOVES THE WORK.

    • dakinikat says:

      I can’t understand how you can not love this woman with her deep intellect and strong drive to do good.

      • Delphyne49 says:

        I agree, Kat – I was moved by her closing statements – it echoed to me, “Deed, not words.” She isn’t a politician in the way that Bill is or Obama – she is most comfortable in getting things done for the benefit of the people. I, for one, appreciate that to no end.

        • redwoodk8 says:

          Me, too – she really will be MY PRESIDENT. ❤

        • ANonOMouse says:

          And Delphyne, I think Hillary, like most women, is better at doing the work and men are better at talking about doing the work. I worked for over 50 years and I never met but one man, in all those years, who worked as hard as the women around him. Not to mention they harp on women for talking, but men talk much more than women in an office environment, mostly because WE ARE DOING THE DAMN WORK, while they’re talking about golfing, basketball, football, beer, sex. So of course, men are better campaigners than women because campaigning is all about telling people how great you will be and how you will kiss their boo-boos and make it all better, but women actually do the job, kiss the boo-boos and do the work that makes it all better.

          • Delphyne49 says:

            I agree, Mouse – I worked in the Corporate world for 30+ year. We “girls” in the Pink Ghetto got things done and those “bosses” would be toast without us.

            Did you ever read the short story, written in 1905, entitled “Sultana’s Dream?” The author talks about the “work” that men do – you might enjoy it.

            http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/sultana/dream/dream.html

            I always love your comments – hope you are doing well!

          • ANonOMouse says:

            No, I haven’t read it thinks for giving me a suggestion for a new read.

            “We “girls” in the Pink Ghetto got things done and those “bosses” would be toast without us”

            Girl, I know exactly what you’re talking about. I worked for a Director who took me to every meeting so that I could tell him what was going on. I should have had his job, but he had the required to degree and I didn’t. I worked as a manager for him for about 2 years and he took the credit for my work the entire time. I finally got so fed up I resigned, a year later he was fired. They company called me and asked me to come back into his position, I declined. It was probably a dumb move on my part, but my pride wouldn’t have it.

            And I’m doing very well, thank you. And how are you? You really should comment more often I love seeing you here.

          • ANonOMouse says:

            P.S. I bookmarked Sultana’s Dream. Thank you. I will begin reading that tomorrow.

          • dakinikat says:

            Yup. Plus studies show they constantly are distracted by thoughts on sex.

      • Valhalla says:

        I agree, and well said!

      • bostonboomer says:

        I agree. I think she’ll be an amazing president.

      • NW Luna says:

        I can’t understand how you can not love this woman with her deep intellect and strong drive to do good.

        That’s why I love her!

    • Fannie says:

      We really trust her, on all accounts, to fix the economy, to continue to make a workable foreign policy that helps everybody. And on our health care.

  53. purplefinn says:

    Thanks for the reporting and commentary!

  54. bostonboomer says:

    I was interested to see how many of the people who asked questions of both Bernie and Hillary said they were leaning toward her.

  55. Dee says:

    Refusing to Pander: The Power of Hillary’s Honest Nuance In a Season of Absolutes

    http://bluenationreview.com/the-power-of-hillarys-nuance/

  56. Sweet Sue says:

    I posted this at Uppity’s:

    Admittedly, I skipped Sanders’ portion of the Town Hall and was going to ignore the whole show, but I’m so glad that I didn’t because Hillary was magnificent.
    I was worried at first because she looked exhausted, but as she began to interact with members of the audience, she gathered strength and assurance and bloomed
    She’s everything that I want in a President: smart, capable, strong, compassionate and thoughtful.
    That she’s a woman is the beautiful cherry on top of a magnificent sundae.
    It will be my pleasure and honor to vote for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday!
    PS. Roland Martin was great; I miss him sorely on CNN

  57. msleen says:

    I finally find a page that’s pro-clinton….thank u God….I don’t understand the hate towards this woman….what has she done to deserve all of the hate is beyond me….I’m new on here and I’m happy I can relate with everything you’re talking about….I’m 46 years old and Haitian American and I live in Pompano Beach Florida….the reason why all those young people chasing bernie is bcuz of all the freebies he wants to give away….did bernie forget that the president was trying to give Americans a $10.10 raise what happened with that….I’ve been living in the United States for 38 years and never got anything for free….all the promises he’s making will get shot down so fast he won’t know what hit him…..hillary can and will be able to work across the aisle with her agendas….don’t get me wrong I like bernie but he’s lying to the people with his horrible plans….he can’t even tell you how all those things going to get accomplished and most importantly who’s going to pay for all of them….I’m hoping she thrash him on Tuesday

    • dakinikat says:

      Hi! Glad you found us! We’re a happy and supportive community of Hillary Supporters and social justice warriors! Love to hear you and really hope she cleans up on Tuesday so we can get her one step closer to being Madam President!

    • NW Luna says:

      msleen, glad you like it here and welcome. Hillary is indeed the one with the smarts and the specifics.

    • bostonboomer says:

      Welcome msleen! Hope you keep coming back.

  58. Dee says:

    So Bernie was pressed tonight to name a friend in the senate. He picked Sen. Inhofe of OK.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/03/09/1498241/-The-Congressional-Record-on-the-Auto-Bailout-Sanders-Co-Sponsored-Inhofe-s-bill-to-Block-Funds

    Unbelievable.