I noted Wednesday following the Tuesday Republican debates: human nature is such that each of us hears what we want to hear and see what we want to see in most situations. This is definitely true when it comes to the realm of politics and political debates. Often our mindset and preconceived notions determine what we perceive.
This is particularly true of Saturday night’s Democratic presidential candidates’ debate. From the punditry, the analysis, snippets from supporters and opponents, everyone saw and heard differing debate results.
For me one hyphenated word stood out – cha-ching! Yes, there were other moments and some substantial differences between Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley.
Yet, my head was resounding with the sound of money clinking as the Democratic contenders talked about how they want to expand the government’s involvement in our every day lives, the offers of “free education”, revamping healthcare and defeating the Islamic State.
Even when the three tangled over gun control, I could hear a tinkling of coins in the background. None were specific in numbers and details of how much their ideas were going to cost us – but – cost us it would. All three held their own with supporters being able to claim victory for each one with reasons to back up the claim.
To me Hillary won the day by not losing.
Others saw other things.
Good Morning America found nine moments that mattered:
- Sanders Says He Is Sorry
- Clinton Calls Trump ISIS Best Recruiter
- Sanders’ Moment of Zen
- No Fly, No Problem?
- Sanders Gets Challenged “to Join the Democrats”
- Hillary Goes Missing — Briefly
- Everybody Loves Hillary?
- Of “Lust” and Libya
- Presidential Spouses Take Center Stage
Read the reasoning: https://gma.yahoo.com/third-democratic-presidential-debate-9-moments-mattered-042523396–abc-news-topstories.html
From the Cornfield, there will be two more Republican debates before the next Democratic debate. Then Iowa and New Hampshire vote.
By the way, the numbers were not good for last night’s showing.