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So, Sanders wants to spend but hasn't quite worked out how to pay for it

I mean, he was asked a direct question and his answer was "anywhere between 50% and 90%".

How are you supposed to have a proper debate about the costs and payments for his plan if he won't give a straight answer?

Clinton is being very specific while the other two are very vague in their responses

Speaks to her depth of experience

Sanders just says "Muslim countries" but Clinton knows the difference between the various countries

like Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, etc.

as President you do not get to ignore national emergencies just because you're not prepared for them

if you can't even handle talking about them in a debate, how can you handle them in an actual situation?

Bernie should say tonight: "This attack was a direct consequence of our actions in the Middle East."

If he takes a hawkish view ("we need to confront this evil that is affecting our friends", a lot of his supporters are going to have a severe case of cognitive dissonance.

When you or your allies get attacked, pointing the fingers at your past actions is not a winning

strategy. People want a flag to rally around and "do something" against these perpetrators. They are not interested in self-reflection.

When the US was attacked on 9/11, people who said maybe we shouldn't have been in the Middle East or Africa were ignored. It was all about "let's go after these people". Where do you think the "Blame America First" meme came from?

My prediction for the debates: Clinton will be declared the winner no matter what she says

based on her "national security" and "foreign policy" credentials.

Oh, and nobody will be watching it so people will just hear about another Clinton win (trifecta) in the MSM.

The national conversation in the MSM will shift from economic/social justice to terror, terror,

terror. It will suck all the energy out of the room.

Unfortunately, tragedy does a lot for ratings.

if the debates are cancelled

I'm guessing that they won't be able to reschedule until after the Thanksgiving break ...

Out of respect for the victims and I'm guessing Clinton's schedule isn't going to be very flexible.

I'm guessing the statement will read

"Out of respect for the victims of the terror attacks in Paris, we are cancelling tonight's debates. We will reschedule the debate at an appropriate date in consultation with all the candidates. Our prayers and thoughts are with the families of the loved ones."

The debates will get NO coverage in the news tomorrow

at most there will be a 30 second clip of who would have the most aggressive response to the attacks
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