11 November 2015

SC Democratic forum

Watching the first part of the Democratic forum in SC last night (I didn't make it to Hillary), the candidates were impressive, especially in contrast with the nuttiness of the Republican field. I always find Sanders likable in every way. Especially impressive is the fact that he's held smart positions on virtually any issue long before the position was popular. O'Malley made a number of good points and appears to have an impressive record as Maryland Governor. While comfortable in front of a camera, he comes off as a bit glib--body language that may turn off a lot of voters. Polling after the forum suggests that he didn't get as much lift from the debate as the other candidates. Of course, he's much younger so maybe the thought is that he'll run again later, having gained some national name recognition.

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