New year, new debates. The Democratic candidates are ramping up for their first debate of 2016 – election year! Now just months away from finding out who will represent them in Nov., it’s time to buckle down and go hard. Tune in right here!
Bernie Sanders, 74, Martin O’Malley, 52, and Hillary Clinton, 68, are facing off again in Charleston, SC on Jan. 17, and it’s more important than ever to prove they are the best for the job to start 2016 off strong! In less than a year, one of these three will go up against the GOP candidate, so watch the debate here live to decide who you support!
Hillary, Martin and Bernie are headed down south for their first debate of 2016, finally the same year one of them will go head to head with the GOP candidate. The three will be in Charleston, SC on Jan. 17 to duke it out once again to prove who would best represent the Democrats. The debate will air live on NBC at 9EST/5PST, but you can also check it out online!
This debate will be moderated by seasoned NBC News anchor Lester Holt, at the event hosted by the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. Lester will be joined by “other NBC News political reporters and analysts,” according to NBC, that have yet to be announced. This will be the first YouTube-involved debate, so questions will come directly from YouTube users as well as Lester.
In the wake of the Jan. 14 Republican debates which questioned Bernie’s legitimacy as a candidate, mocked Hillary’s ability to lead, and fought almost non-stop over gun control, the three democratic candidates will surely address their own plans for increased gun safety as well as defending their records. They will also likely discuss Donald Trump’s plan to ban all Muslims from entering the country, and President Obama’s final State of the Union address, calling for more tolerance from citizens.
Hillary is still currently leading the democratic primary numbers, with Huffington Post reporting she has 51% of the democratic vote. Meanwhile, Bernie’s numbers have been steadily increasing, and he’s not far behind her at 37.5%. Donald recently mocked Hillary on The Tonight Show for struggling to stay ahead of a mostly unknown candidate. Martin is still lagging considerably at 2.7%, but you never know!
HollywoodLifers – who do you think has what it takes to win the Democratic primary? Let us know below!