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Hillary participated in a town hall hosted  by Zerlina Maxwell on Sirius XM on Monday.

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Beautycon Media curated the first digital content creator Town Hall with Hillary Clinton at NeueHouse Los Angeles this evening.  Questions came from the audience and from texts. Earlier in the day, Hillary unveiled her technology and innovation agenda in Denver.

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Hillary held a live town hall on Good Morning America today. The Coffee with the Candidates spot was occupied by the Dem frontrunner and questions came from the panel, the studio audience, a few outside locations, and from social media.

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Asked about Donald Trump’s latest nickname for her, she said she is not going to respond to his personal attacks.

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Regarding Bernie Sanders, she will leave it up to him to decide what his campaign will do.  Even though Bernie’s supporters do not support her now she will continue to support them.  She will keep talking about her agenda.

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Speech transcripts: This is a new standard. When everybody releases theirs,  she will release hers.  Meanwhile, it is the tax returns that are the standard, and Sanders should release his.

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1994 Crime bill: She pointed out that Sanders voted for that bill. She will divert people away from the criminal justice system; provide second chance opportunities; restore voting rights.

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What would she say to people who don’t trust her?  When she gets a job everyone says she does it well.  President Obama trusted her. Stephanopoulos asked where she thinks this comes from, and Hillary said it’s a long term thing. People are fine with her and praise her when she is doing a job, but as soon as she runs for a job, they attack.

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Greatest political regret.  Iraq War vote.

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Marijuana question.  She would have to study a bill before signing on but is interested in what is happening where it is legal. Recommends acquire evidence and make decisions based on that.

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Pay gap: Laws permit people to be fired when they try to get information about their comparative pay.  Those need to be addressed. Young women start out in parity and the disparity grows over years.

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Which Hillary came closest?  There’s a little bit of truth in all of them and the history of the hairstyle is like an archeological dig.

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Learning from the skits:  She is not a natural politician and it doesn’t make good TV but gets good feedback from the impressions. Loved playing Val the Bartender and may bring her back.

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#TBT: 1988 GMA appearance: Was about fighting sexism and pay inequality in law practice. Is campaigning on breaking barriers – so many barriers.

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Has been using hot sauce since 1992 to boost her immune system.  Has a collection.

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Bill’s most annoying habit. Reading himself to sleep.  Since he’s asleep bed, she has to get up and turn out his light.

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My take: The audiences at these events are politically active. That is clear. (Did I not see Jennifer McCann there?  She is everywhere!) Also, questions are screened. That’s how the questions get up on the screen so quickly.  So have these people simply not been paying attention? She has answered these same questions ad infinitum and really never gets a new question.

Every audience, full of activists, comes up with the same questions. I bet Jennifer submitted a question.  I bet it was about plans for disabilities in the workplace – something like that.  Why do the producers keep pulling the same old questions out of the hat and not give Hillary a chance to answer new ones? I have a feeling there were better questions in that audience. Questions with answers a lot of voters have not heard her answer before. How the heck is Hillary supposed to explain the people who do not find her “trustworthy?”  That is a question for them, not for her. Why does that one keep coming up?  That’s just me.

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Hillary, in a bit of a “media sandwich” between last night’s contentious CNN debate and this evening’s Fox News town hall, continued campaigning like the trouper she is in Michigan.  She was in Grand Rapids this morning.

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton looks at a computer screen during a campaign stop at Atomic Object company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton looks at a computer screen during a campaign stop at Atomic Object company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens during a campaign stop at Atomic Object company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens during a campaign stop at Atomic Object company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to employees during a campaign stop at Atomic Object company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to employees during a campaign stop at Atomic Object company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shakes hands with employees as she visits Atomic Object company during a campaign stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shakes hands with employees as she visits Atomic Object company during a campaign stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks to employees as she visits Atomic Object company during a campaign stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks to employees as she visits Atomic Object company during a campaign stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visits Atomic Object company during a campaign stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visits Atomic Object company during a campaign stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

This is just my opinion:  I know a lot of people think the town hall format best suits Hillary, her style, and her ability to deliver her message.  I agree that Hillary shines in town hall settings, but I think the debates fulfill an important function.  Contrast is everything in a primary setting.  Saying that two (or more) candidates are “close” on issues and it’s all “just a coin toss” is way too facile.  The differences appear in stark relief on a debate stage, and they did last night.

Bernie Sanders offered anger and sympathy to the people of Flint.  Hillary Clinton sent an action team and immediately set forth to find actors to effect solutions.

Bernie smoldered, flared, fanned the flames of anger against the machine (translated: Wall St.) while Hillary was able to coolly explain how her actions served as a fire extinguisher against the financial and jobs crisis of ’08-’09.

Bernie’s slash-and-burn style is deeply rooted in his 60s radical past.  Hillary’s sober solutions reflect her history of listening – to parents of kids not in school when she was a young lawyer, to folks lacking medical insurance as FLOTUS, to injured and ill first responders as NY Senator, to civil and women’s associations across the globe as secretary of state, and to citizens of every age across the nation as presidential candidate – and then seeking ways of addressing the issues.  Nowhere is the difference between the alienated, angry young man and the methodical, engaged young woman starker than on the debate stage.

The original angry young man, Saul Alinsky, who wrote Rules for Radicals,  was sufficiently impressed by a young Hillary Rodham to have offered her a job.  She turned it down, put herself through Yale Law, and went to work solving problems one at a time from the inside.  The choice remains the same as it was in the 1960s: sweep everything away and start over (aka Revolution)  or make changes, often incrementally, from inside the system (aka “the establishment”).

Nowhere are the contrasts of the late 60s and early 70s starker than on a debate stage.  History lesson here:  changes did come about – from within.  Now, in the 21st century, more needs to be done.  We see, in side-by-side debates, who has the plans, the history, and the cool head to lead us forward.  Or, if you prefer, we can just knock it all down and begin again from scratch – essentially giant steps backward.
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Hillary appeared second due to a request from Senator Sanders that he appear first and Hillary’s agreement since she had completed a panel forum at Central Baptist Church only nine minutes before air time for this Town Hall.


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Once again the Bernie Sanders part of the Town Hall ignored foreign policy – except that he doesn’t like trade agreements.

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Goldman Sachs speeches: She will release them when the others, including Republicans,  do and asked why there is one standard for her and another for everybody else.

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Agrees that Guantanamo must be closed and hopes Congress works with President Obama on relocating the remaining prisoners.

Here are the questions in order.

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I was looking for an image or video clip from CNN to use as a reminder about tonight’s Town Hall.  To my dismay, on this page, what I found was a video entitled “Hillary steals back momentum from Bernie Sanders.”  I cannot embed the video.  See it here >>>>

At least as disconcerting as the title is the ticker at the bottom of the video.

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The message was reinforced when David Chalian also used the verb to steal earlier today when discussing Hillary’s decisive victory in Nevada.

Indeed!  Hillary has neither stolen nor hijacked anything.  She has won, fair and square, the caucuses in Iowa and Nevada along with a boatload of endorsements and Super Delegate votes.

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It is irresponsible and biased on the part of the media to use such language.  This panders to those in both parties who wish to paint Hillary as dishonest and untrustworthy.

There are enough insults coming from candidates without the media chiming in with negative terms. Donald Trump has called Hillary evil.  Yesterday, this header from the New York Times:

Bernie Sanders Accuses Hillary Clinton of Copying His Message

Is there anybody who seriously thinks Hillary Clinton has ever entertained the impulse to copy anything?  Off of anybody?  From whom would she copy?  When you know your material, the concept of copying from the ill-prepared is not only unthinkable and counter-productive; it is a joke!

Meanwhile, we continue to search for a cohesive foreign policy from the Sanders camp.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks towards North Korea as US Secretary of Defense stands by as they visit the dimilitary zone that divides North and South Korea on July 21, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks towards North Korea as US Secretary of Defense stands by as they visit the dimilitary [sic] zone that divides North and South Korea on July 21, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Campaigns are messy.  As secretary of state, Hillary always reminded friends and partners new to the system that democracy is messy. But things needn’t be dirty.  To suggest that something untoward happened in fair races is unacceptable. It is bad enough that candidates hurl insults. When the media joins in with implications of wrongdoing, a line is crossed.

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Hillary will face off against Bernie Sanders again tonight in a Town Hall in South Carolina that will air on CNN with Chris Cuomo moderating.

Show Hillary that you have her back.  Chip in what you can>>>>

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