Today Americans watched the debate between Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire. This was the very first debate between these two candidates, as the previous ones included other candidates who have since dropped out. The quality of debate was much better than the ones held by the Republican candidates. Although Senator Sanders and Secretary Hillary exchanged some sharp accusations, but it was very civil and there was no name calling or disrespecting each other or demeaning one another.
People had the chance to see and evaluate each of these two candidates and ultimately make a decision for the upcoming New Hampshire primary election.
The moderators, Chuck Todd and Racheal Maddow, both MSNBC news professional did a great job and asked straight and tough questions. There is no questions that both candidates have the same agenda and goal, that is to provide better public services for the population; better health care coverage, affordable college education, revamping the judicial system to a more balanced one so the minorities receive the same level judgment and punishment as the Caucasians, improving the infrastructure, improving the economy in particular for middle and low income class, passing more equitable and balance tax laws, controlling the budget and eliminating discrimination for women, LGTB groups and passing equal pay laws as well as other policies.
The difference between these two candidates is the extent of such progress and the method of implementation. Senator Sanders has a grand vision and continually promotes participation of the masses in order to make a real and concrete change to the current state of the affairs, while Secretary Clinton offers an incremental and gradual change. For example, Secretary Clinton although is for single payer health coverage, but does not want to touch the Obama Care being afraid that introduction of single payer health coverage will cause disruption and dismantling of the Obama Care. Senator Sanders wants Medicare for all program and has not suggested dismantling of the Obama Care. He has suggested Obama Care to continue while his administration through participation of masses force the Congress pass Medicare for all law.
So far the debate among these two candidates have remained civil, but that remains to be seen as more caucuses and primary elections are being held.