Democratic Debate: What To Expect


By Natalie Roe

Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders work against each other, but their respective student groups work together.

Along with UGA for Hilary and Bulldogs for Bernie, The Young Democrats host CNN’s Democratic Debate tonight at Transmet. The debate, which begins at 8:30pm, includes Clinton, Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chafee.

Reporter Valentina Urrego spoke with Grace Maultsby, an executive member of The Young Democrats, to discuss the debate.

In general, Maultsby expects the candidates to discuss healthcare and student loans.

“Bernie Sanders has a great platform about making college free,” Maultsby said. “So he would start with community colleges but his real goal is to make universities like the University of Georgia free for everybody.”

Citing a quote from Mitt Romney, Maultsby is excited to hear Clinton because of her changing views.

“In her younger years she used to be Goldwater Girl,” Maultsby said. “Goldwater was a conservative candidate that ran in the sixties. She used to love him and then she went to college and her ideas changed. So, I don’t necessarily see that as a bad thing. I think Mitt Romney said in 2012, like I would rather admit that I was wrong and become right then stick with the same beliefs and be wrong.”

Maultsby hopes Clinton delivers a more authentic debate rather than just giving the people what they want to hear.

As for the other three candidates, Maultsby is interested to see how much time they will receive despite not being at the forefront of the candidacy.

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