Bernie and Hillary Clash at Town Hall

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks after winning the Nevada caucuses at a rally at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Matthew Leto, Staff Writer

Former Vermont senator Bernie sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton faced off Tuesday night in the democratic town hall in Columbus, South Carolina


Hillary Clinton
Coming into the Town Hall, Clinton had the most to lose with a huge lead in the polls in South Carolina. Clinton is arguably the most qualified candidate for president ever. Clinton responded to criticism on her transcripts and whether or not they will ever be released with.

“Why is there one standard for me and not for everyone else?”

Clinton really excelled in addressing that problems with our criminal justice system can no longer be ignored.

A question asked by a local resident provided Clinton with an opportunity to use stories of mothers in attendance, in which their sons had died too young because of the actions of police.

Bernie Sanders
Sanders had to deliver a flawless performance to ensure the South Carolina primary would be close on Saturday.

Sanders once again elaborated on how he plans to establish free college with taxes on Wall Street. Bernie wants a “political revolution” in which the workers and middle class will┬áthrive.

Sanders came right out and made it very clear he’s on team Obama. He clears this by accusing Republican front runner Donald Trump for using racist remarks to become president.

“Nobody has asked for my birth certificate. Maybe it’s the color of my skin, I don’t know.”

Sanders also made it very clear he wants to close the Guantanamo Bay facility.

“We look like hypocrites and fools to the entire world.”

Overall
Neither candidate had a major fall or a major success during the Town Hall. It was really even throughout the evening. The current pledged delegate count is tied, Clinton is predicted to win South Carolina and many other primaries on Super Tuesday. The South Carolina primary is Saturday, February 27.

 

 

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