First off, do not derail this thread. If you're not into politics, fine, don't post in this thread. This is mainly discussion on American politics, however If there is a political discussion you would like to have about your country that is fine as well. Especially if you are using it to compare to what is going on here in America. We had our first Democratic debate last night and boy was it refreshing to see people debate actual issues and not making a mockery of each other like the Republicans did in their debates. Hilary Clinton did well, even though I do not care for her. She did surprise me on her stance on some issues, but the fact still remains that she is bought and paid for by corporations and special interest groups. She got a small boost from Bernie Sanders when the topic was about her email scandal. Sanders said "Enough with the damn emails", which we can all agree has taken it's course and nothing came of it. Let's talk about the three amigos; Webb, Chaffe, and O'Malley. There are pretty much dead in the water at this point. Chaffe pretty much flushed his campaign down the toilet when saying he voted for a controversial bill because his dad died and he didn't read the bill. That's never a good excuse, if you were so distraught then you should not have voted for anything. Webb kept being pushed to the side and he didn't like it. Almost every time he was on the mic, he wasted his time by saying that it's not fair that he isn't getting the same time as the other candidates. Not to mention he said his greatest enemy was a guy he supposedly killed in Vietnam. O'Malley was the strongest of the Three Amigos, but even that doesn't amount to anything compared to Sanders and Clinton. He felt to much like a slimy politician, something I can see straight through. And now onto who I believe to be the winner of the debate, Bernie Sanders. That's not just me though, Every single poll I've looked at states that Sanders won the debate by a landslide. Yet you won't see many news outlets saying this in their articles or on air. Even CNN's live poll had Sanders at 16% to Clintons 42% despite the fact that everywhere you look, Sanders was the clear victor. Sanders didn't step down, he kept up with Clinton and surpassed her in many ways. At the same time he stayed on topic and didn't stoop down to attacking any of the other candidates. In fact he complimented Webb and Clinton on a few occasions. Overall it was a good first debate, especially compared to the Republican debates. Did anyone else watch the debate? Who were you in favor of?