Last night marked the first of many Democratic Presidential Debates in which Hillary Clinton surprised many with her professional and poised approach. Along with candidates Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee.
Clinton has been listed as the frontrunner for the Democratic side of the Presidential Race for some time now, but candidate Bernie Sanders’ recent uprising in the polls has given her campaign some fits.
Many were excited and curious to see how Sanders would be in the debate, and he stayed true to himself, being the ultra-progressive, almost revolutionary candidate that many Democratic voters have fallen in love with.
The major piece to take from this debate is the overall sense of unity of the candidates that was not seen in the Republican Debate. For the most part, all five candidates agreed on the same set of principles including higher taxes on the wealthy and stricter gun regulations. Where they did differ is on their plans on how to achieve their goals.
Overall, Clinton seemed to show off her confidence as being the frontrunner, whereas Bernie Sanders stuck with his radical approach that may have won him a couple voters. While we do not know for sure who will emerge from the Democratic Party for President, what we can be sure of is that it will be an election for the ages.