Published: Mon, February 15, 2016
World | By Paul Elliott

Hillary Campaigns to be America's Third Black President

Hillary Campaigns to be America's Third Black President

Appearing as a guest on Friday's New Day, liberal CNN political commentator Bob Beckel claimed that Republicans call Hispanics by the derogatory term "wetbacks" as he discussed whether Bernie Sanders will be able to win the Hispanic vote in the Nevada caucuses against Hillary Clinton.

Sanders almost beat Clinton in Iowa and defeated her handily in New Hampshire. In polls in the state, his wife holds a three-to-one lead over the Vermont senator Bernie Sanders. "I will tell you how we're going to pay for it. We're going to impose a tax on Wall Street speculation". That's what I've always stood for.

"You're not going to find anyone more committed to aggressive campaign finance reform than me", Clinton said. "I don't think he gets the credit he deserves", said Clinton. Her biting comments followed an interview in which Sanders suggested Obama hadn't succeeded in closing the gap between Congress and the American people - something Obama himself has acknowledged. While Sanders was critical of Clinton's admiration for former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Clinton went after Sanders' criticism of President Obama's leadership, noting that "the kind of criticism that we've heard from Sen".

Clyburn is the third-ranking member of the Congressional Black Caucus, several members of which have thrown their support behind former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "That is principally an American-led air campaign that we are now engaged in", she said. "We also agree that Wall Street can never be allowed to once against threaten Main Street...." Will that end discrimination against the LGBT community? "I will do everything I can to make certain that the United States and our courageous men and women in the military do not get bogged down in perpetual warfare in the Middle East", he said. Some black Democrats are beginning to question Sanders' commitment to President Obama. I mean, Hispanics ought to be - George W. Bush got 44 percent of them - because they are military-oriented, they're family-oriented, all things Republicans talk about, and yet now they call them wetbacks and all the rest of that stuff and drive them away...

"Look, I think that she's been saying that for as long as I've known her, which is about 25 years". That one highlighted Clinton's speeches to big banks over the years and her vote to bail them out during the financial crisis.

In terms of readiness to take on the post of the nation's next Commander in Chief, Sanders again fell behind as only 51 percent thought he was up for the job, compared to 80 percent who said Clinton is prepared for it.

The uncertainty isn't only about how Mahoning and Trumbull counties will respond to Clinton, who should have the inside track given the strong support she received in 2008 when she sought the presidency and ultimately lost the nomination to Barack Obama.

Given what is taking place in the race for the Democratic nomination for president - is there anyone who thought that the party insider would be playing second fiddle to a socialist?

Or did you vote for him because he said "yes we can" and projected a bold vision?

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