Dem Debate

The Republicans have had two combative presidential debates so far, and tonight the Democrats get their turn.

This evening Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Lincoln Chafee, and Jim Webb square off in Las Vegas for the first Democratic debate of the season.

All eyes will be on the front-runners, Clinton and Sanders, who have been engaged in a surprisingly close fight. All summer Sanders has been drawing huge crowds, while Clinton has been trying to appeal to the base by moving further to the Left.

Former Maryland governor O’Malley hopes to finally make  inroads with a national audience this evening, and Webb and Chafee will be introducing themselves to the country for the first time.

While the Dems are expected to put forth a more progressive platform than their GOP counterparts, it’ll be interesting to see how each candidate sets themselves apart from their opponents.

What would you like to hear from the Democratic presidential candidates during tonight’s debate? Sound-off below. 

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  • I want to hear words about racial justice issues, the environment, civil liberties, jobs, education, health care, the rights of women, foreign policy, and other important issues.

  • The debate is interesting.

  • Anonin

    Nothing. Just silence. Sweet Silence.

  • At this point, I could care less about platitudes and want hard details. For instance, if everyone agrees that the mass incarceration of people on marijuana drug charges for use is wrong, I would like to know whether everyone of those people will be released with their records expunged. I would also like to know whether they would issue a nationwide mandate to have every police force wear body cameras and require that special prosecutors are assigned to every case that involves police brutality or death by a police officer. There are economic issues as well such as our tax laws. Even though the minimum wage is part of it, there will still be gross income inequality without a more “progressive” tax system. The government definitely need this money since there is a great deal of infrastructure that needs to be repaired which would lead to job growth. So, for me, it is not good enough to be on the “right” side of issues. I need to know how such measures will be put into place in order to gauge effectiveness. Therefore, it is time to either put up or shut up.