Hillary Clinton is passing a message to Bernie Sanders that the support of President Obama is on her.
This debate was not as bitter as the earlier ones. Sanders and Clinton were involved in setting out differences in their policies. However, at the final moments, the PBS NewsHour debate was sparked with anger.
Clinton accused her counterpart saying that he does not support the President because he endorsed a CNN book which criticizes Barrack Obama. She mentioned that in the past Sanders referred to Obama as “a disappointment” and “weak.” She further warned that he is not the appropriate successor of Obama via a Democratic ticket since what Sanders talks of the president I exactly what one would expect the Republicans to do.
Sanders on the other hand replied to her furiously saying that the Secretary’s sentiments are “a low blow.”
He said that despite Obama being his friend, it does not imply that the Senator will concur with everything the President has to say. He went ahead to remind Clinton that she competed against Obama in the then-Illinois senator.
A captivating and interesting moment occurred during the time when Sanders told Clinton that she is yet to enter the White House.
That was the first debate in which the two make from the time Sanders emerged victorious in the New Hampshire primary, beating her by a 20 point margin.
The Legacy of Obama
The issue of maintaining the legacy of President Obama is vital since he is still highly approved by the Democrats. Clinton seems to have turned her focus to winning over the South Carolina African-American voters. This state is important in her Southern political wall. Clinton is desperately seeking to tame the surging Sanders especially when he became victorious in the Granite State.
Both candidates did their best to make it bear that they acknowledge the African-American communities have social and economic challenges facing them.
Sanders provided the statistics that an newly born African-American boy has a one out of four chance of ending up in jail. He included that it was unspeakable to have such a situation in the country.
He also added that his administration would see to it that race relations are better than what has been experienced under the leadership of Obama.
Sanders also said that the judicial system needs to be overhauled stating that it is in one way revolving around sending the African-American males to prison.
He acknowledged that the Obama administration has advanced significantly in the African-American issue but warned that the social media has laid it bear that we still have a long way to go in handling the situation.
A spirited argument ensued between Clinton and Sanders as she sought to explain to him that only she has what it takes to be the next Commander-in-Chief.
Sanders hit back by saying that judgment is more important that experience while making decisions as the head of the state. He based his arguments on the vote that Clinton made in 2002 to authorize the Iraq War.
Clinton hit back by saying that her vote that happened 14 years ago does not imply it can have an effect on the decisions to handle ISIS issue.