It was blatantly obvious Wolf Blitzer gave Hillary much more time to talk than he did Bernie! He not only gave Hillary the “upper hand” in this debate but on top of that he allowed Hillary to interrupt Bernie when he was answering the question. The questions Blitzer asked of Bernie were “explain yourself”! He allowed Hillary much more time to “explain” her actions! He asked Hillary several questions that she never answered and again, allowed her a lot of time to defend her position on those questions.
Dana Bash did the same as Blitzer. She asked three “explain yourself” questions and when Bernie was answering, she allowed Hillary to interrupt. Bash even tried “baiting” Bernie, comparing something he had said with something Trump had said! That was completely “off base”!
Blitzer did ask one good question of Hillary. That was the fact that President Obama said his greatest mistake was Libya. Blitzer asked Hillary if she felt responsible for that as well. Blitzer never pushed for an answer and allowed her to continue defending herself. Her excuse was that she only provided information for that decision and it was President Obama that made the decision! It seems when it is in her favor, she “gushes” her praise and tells of her “in line with Obama’s policies”. However, if someone has to take the blame, make it President Obama’s fault!
Hillary did not answer questions about 1) her position on fracking. 2) what lies Hillary said Bernie made about her money from the fossil fuel industry, 3) her part in Libya failure, etc. Every time Bernie brought up a subject of what she did or didn’t do, Hillary laughed and took lots of time not answering his questions either. Hillary brought up the dead issue of “unqualified” once again. And, again, she accused Bernie of not being serious enough on women’s rights issues. She also brought up, for the umpteenth time, the lie about Bernie doing away with ACA! When asked about the wealthy paying more into social security, she used Bernie’s plan to answer! Hillary continued to claim her closeness with Obama and agreement with his policies. Also, her time as Secretary of State. As Secretary of State, she was involved in the Libya decision but she will not take any responsibility for that!
Actually, there is really nothing Hillary can honestly say she accomplished as Secretary of State other than she did a lot of traveling!! She lied more than once making “claims” of accomplishment in that position and there are many sources to prove she lied! As always, Hillary used the “I”, “I”, “I” word and Bernie used the “we”, “we”, “we” word!
I’m not going to write about Bernie or his policies. People know who Bernie Sanders is and what he stands for. They know he is an honest, trusted and compassionate man whose policies are for the good of America, the middle class, the poor and the downtrodden, etc. He needs no defining.
This debate was a “fiasco” by CNN and moderators Wolf Blitzer and Dana Bash!