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Democratic Debate watch party II

As far as the race itself, according to the New York Times, Hillary Clinton leads in pledged delegates 760-546, and Bernie Sanders has to win by large margins to catch up. This Tuesday: North Carolina, Ohio, Missouri, Florida and Illinois are coming up. Fiverthirtyeight has Hillary Clinton a heavy favorite in all of these (except Missouri, which is not forecast), but she was also a heavy favorite in Michigan, which Sanders won. Nevertheless, Sanders has to win at least some of these by a large margin in order to catch up.

So last night’s debate watch party was interesting. The turnout wasn’t what it was last time, but this time we had a larger crew at the table.

kynnandne

lynnsanders

mewithbernie

thewholegang

Last photo: standing: Lynn, Barbara and me. Seated: Larry and Scott.

At our table, HRC supporters outnumbered BS supporters 3-2 but regardless of how it turns out, these are 5 “D” votes in the fall.

As far as the debate itself: the moderators asked some very tough questions: Sanders about his good words about the old Central American and Cuban communists; Clinton about e-mail, losing Michigan and Benghazi. And there were some sharp exchanges. But IMHO, both candidates came across well; Sanders a bit better “from the stump” and Clinton a bit better with the in-depth knowledge (which appeals to me).

Personally, I am backing Hillary Clinton, but she isn’t the campaigner that Bill Clinton or Barack Obama were, though I think that she’d do great in office.

March 10, 2016 - Posted by | Friends, political/social, politics | , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. What a great bunch of “D’s”! I really enjoyed the evening especially the company. And after meeting Larry for the first time last night, I ran into him this morning as I was coming out of Riverplex!

    Comment by Lynn | March 10, 2016 | Reply

    • It was good to have you there, and I look forward to the next time you “pull into port”. You WILL be missed.

      Comment by collegemathteaching | March 10, 2016 | Reply

  2. […] average in intelligence. I also enjoyed a Sanders debate watch party with friends (and to be fair, 3 of our group of 5 were Clinton supporters) And yes, one basket case too (bright, reasonably accomplished woman but..well, never […]

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