The first Democratic debate last night demonstrated competence, statesmanship, and class, unlike the Republican debates.
Hillary Clinton won the debate without question, and reminded us of her ability, knowledge, expertise, and experience. sorely needed in the White House to follow Barack Obama.
Only Joe Biden might be a good alternative, but whether he will get into the race seems less likely, based on the debate results.
Having said that Hillary won the debate, it must be said that Bernie Sanders showed class in making clear that enough had been said about the Clinton Email controversy, and that it was time to focus on the major issues facing the country, and who was qualified to deal with those issues.
The Kevin McCarthy admission that the Benghazi committee had been formed to undermine Hillary, rather than any belief that anything wrong had been done by her, was the nail in the coffin of those who are out to undermine Hillary’s competence to be President.
Sanders may not have won the debate, but he did far better than most Republicans have in their debates.
And Martin O’Malley also performed well, but sadly is running at the wrong time and the wrong election.Â He is well qualified but there is no easy way to overcome Hillary or possibly Joe Biden in this election round.
The Democrats’ top three showed why the Democrats offer a far better alternative for national leadership than the Republicans do, with their narrow minded and mean spirited attacks on immigrants, women, minorities, and the struggling middle class.Â And the news that 15 million watched the debate is wonderful, although it does not match 20-25 million who watched the GOP debates.Â But remember it is Donald Trump that caused such large audiences to watch in those two debates.
As long as the GOP allows its extreme elements to control events in Congress and in the Presidential race, they are doomed to ultimate defeat in November 2016!