The Democratic party started a 48-hour stretch of non-stop media attention when CNN hosted a Democratic Presidental Town Hall event Wednesday, featuring Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton with Anderson Cooper acting as the moderator.
By tomorrow morning, everyone will be gearing up for MSNBC’s Democratic debate.
But before you go into debate mode, check out TheWrap’s Top 5 moments from the Town Hall in reverse order.
5. Clinton takes a question from a cancer patient
Hillary Clinton gave a nice response to a man who said he was living with colon cancer, adding that, “terminal” was “very much in [his] vocabulary.”
She said it was the first time she was asked the question about what end-of-life options should be, and gave the following answer in a touching moment: “I thank you so much for raising this absolutely important, critical question that we’re all going to have to do some thinking about.”
4. Sanders goes after Donald Trump
“Trump in a Republican debate said ‘wages are too high in America.’ Really?” Bernie Sanders said. “Trump is, as you know, a well-known scientist, a brilliant scientist,” he joked sparking laughter. “And he has concluded after years of studying the issue that climate change is a hoax brought to us by the Chinese.”
Sanders says he wants to run against me because he doesn't want to run against me. He would be so easy to beat!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 4, 2016
3. Clinton refuses to rule out sending troops into action
“I will be a careful, deliberate decision-maker when facing hard choices,” Clinton said in response to a question about whether she would rule out action for the military. “I will be transparent, I will be open and I will explain to the American public,” why we need to take military action, she pledged.
2. Clinton gets serious about Iraq vote, George W. Bush
Clinton was asked questions regarding how she could convince Americans that she wouldn’t make a mistake “of that magnitude” like her Iraq War vote again. In turn, she blamed the Bush administration, saying that President George W. Bush made a “very explicit appeal” that Congress’ vote would be used as leverage to finish WMD inspections.
“The Bush administration didn’t give them the time and that was a breach of faith, in my opinion,” she said. “I really regret that that’s the way that President Bush proceeded. That would not be something you would have to worry about with me.”
1. “I am Larry David“
In arguably the best moment of any political event this election season, Cooper asked Sanders whether he can do an impression of Larry David (top left, with Sanders right), who has frequently played Sanders on “Saturday Night Live.”
“Anderson, I know you’ve been in journalism for a long time,” Sanders said. “I am Larry David.”
We knew it all along …
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) February 4, 2016