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A Gracious Moment At The New Hampshire Dem Debate

Chuck Todd tried to stir the pot of animosity at the end of the Dem Debate, but the candidates rose above it.
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I know the media loves to clip up and blow up the battles between candidates when they are debating, ( I do too) but it was nice to see a kind moment between Bernie and Hillary when Chuck Todd, for some reason asked Hillary a question that was very insulting to Bernie Sanders. She turned it around on him and the both candidates had a very gracious moment together after a long, highly contested debate performance.

Asking Bernie and Hillary if they didn't consider each other presidential candidates was very off-putting.

Transcript via the WaPo:

TODD: All right, before we go, I want to ask each one of these. Secretary Clinton, you've made it clear when you look at Senator Sanders, you do not see a president, but do you see --

CLINTON: I never said that.

TODD: But do you see -- do you see a vice president?

(LAUGHTER)

CLINTON: Look --

TODD: Would you unite the party by trying to pick Senator Sanders as your running mate?

CLINTON: Well, I'm certainly going to unite the party, but I'm not -- I'm not getting ahead of myself. I think that would be a little bit presumptuous. If I'm so fortunate as to be the nominee, the first person I will call to talk to about where we go and how we get it done will be Senator Sanders.

(APPLAUSE)

TODD: Senator, would you consider the secretary?

SANDERS: I agree with what the secretary said. We shouldn't be getting ahead of ourselves. And as I have said many times, you know, sometimes in these campaigns, things get a little bit out of hand. I happen to respect the secretary very much, I hope it's mutual. And on our worst days, I think it is fair to say we are 100 times better than any Republican candidate.

(APPLAUSE)

CLINTON: That's true. That's true.

On the whole, I thought Maddow and Todd let the two candidates get into their views and challenges without constantly interrupting them which was a plus for the moderators.


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