The fourth Democratic debate was as raucous an event as we’ve seen from the Democrats. With Clinton’s lead narrowing in the polls, Sanders had the spotlight. He was energetic and quick to the draw offering unapologetic defenses of his policies: Break up the banks, kill superPACs, enact universal healthcare. Clinton played the realist promising gradual work on healthcare and a continuation of the Obama administration. Sanders played the idealist promising a political revolution. He also produced a gif-worthy side-eye when Clinton questioned his commitment to Obama. With little success, O’Malley tried to stay in the debate. The must watch moments:
That’s the quickie version of what happened in the fourth Democratic presidential debate of the 2016 race Thursday night. The politics team has wall-to-wall coverage.