The second Democratic debate was a subdued affair, where even the slights felt polite. Sanders and O’Malley attacked Clinton’s record on foreign policy — especially her vote on the Iraq war — but when it came time to talk about how to fight the Islamic State, the separation felt a matter of semantics. “This cannot be an American fight, although American leadership is essential,” said Clinton. O’Malley said he disagreed: “This is America’s fight, but not America’s alone.” We’ll leave you with the two must-watch moments — a confrontation between Sanders and Clinton over campaign finance and Sanders cracks a joke about socialism:
That’s the quickie version of what happened in the second Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 race Saturday night. Our friends at It’s All Politics have wall-to-wall coverage.