Sanders rising numbers have put Hillary Clinton on defense, and even republicans are taking him on: “Can you believe this? This guy is a wack job, he’s a wacko, he’s beating Hillary Clinton!” said Donald Trump, (R) Presidential Candidate.
Even Donald Trump’s talking about Bernie Sanders.
The latest polls show sanders up by 27 percent in New Hampshire, and within striking distance – just two points behind Hillary Clinton – in Iowa.
Clinton’s team says they’re not worried, but she’s pushing back. Especially on healthcare. “You know, it’s kinda like we’re in a vigorous agreement – but we’re not exactly seeing eye-to-eye,” said Hillary Clinton, (D) Presidential Candidate.
Here’s Bill Clinton on Sanders. “The real issue is who can win the election, who is prepared to do the job and who can make real change,” said the Former President.
Ted Cruz on sanders and national security. “Bernie Sanders chose not to attend, chose not to vote on this issue at all,” said Ted Cruz, (R) Presidential Candidate.
Republicans seem more than ready to take on the number two Democrat. “They are trying to prop up Bernie Sanders and they would rather run against him,” said Clinton Strategist Joel Benenson,
Lower tier candidates are taking aim at Cruz – on immigration. “Ted’s all over the place on this so I can’t characterize everybody else’s position, it would give me whiplash,” said Chris Christie, (R) Presidential Candidate.
Political attacks in every direction… Just days before Iowa votes.
All the candidates are in Iowa or New Hampshire today except Donald Trump. He’s in Las Vegas.
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