Bernie Sanders said his judgment was as important as his rival Hillary Clinton’s experience.
During the last Democratic debate in Iowa a week before the selection process began, Bernie Sanders also acknowledged that he would raise taxes if he won, adding that some families would still be better off.
Hillary Clinton once had a convenient lead poll in the state.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are already running neck and neck. Martin O’Malley is a distant third.
Republican hopes for President Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have a clear lead over five other Republican candidates.
During a CNN televised debate in Des Moines, Iowa, where the three candidates appeared separately, Hillary Clinton praised the “poetry” of Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign, but said the country was “run in prose.”
Her critics are throwing all this stuff at me – and I’m still standing, “she said.
The Vermont senator, who energized young voters with his call for a political revolution, reiterated his promise to “take on the greed of corporate America.”
Bernie Sanders opposed his own commitment to the Medicare-for-all program and free tuition at Hillary Clinton State University to resolve the Iraq war and early support for controversial Canada to the Texas Keystone pipeline.
Hillary Clinton emphasized her “40 years of experience in fighting inequality” and suggested that Bernie Sanders was not well prepared to face the difficult challenge of being president.
She also said she was “really touched and satisfied” to see comments from President Barack Obama in Politics an interview in which he called her “wicked smart” and suggested that Bernie Sanders took advantage of “the luxury of being a full shot.”
Barack Obama did not approve of any candidate, and Sanders’ campaign applauded his “uniformity” throughout the campaign.
Martin O’Malley, meanwhile, was amused when he cited climate change as a problem that young Americans should be most concerned about.