Hat tip Gateway Pundit
Mary Kissel of the Wall Street Journal isn't the only one who thinks the Democrat candidates for president had nothing of substance to say about destroying ISIS in last night's debate in Des Moines. (The other was me.)
While Hillary Clinton basically promised more of the same Obama policies with "no boots on the ground", Bernie Sanders apparently thinks he can defeat ISIS by defeating climate change. As for Martin O'Malley, he stressed the need for better intelligence and trying to figure out what ISIS is going to do before they do it.
Aside from national security, the candidates tried to outdo each other in terms of pandering to their base. All of them vowed to take down Wall Street. O'Malley, who was previously spanked for saying, "All lives matter" to a largely black audience and then apologized, found an opening to repeat, "black lives matter".
All three of them pandered to the college free tuition crowd-with the slight exception of Hillary, who advocated for debt free college.
Once again, Sanders handed the email issue away by repeating he was tired of hearing about Hillary's emails. The moderator tried to ask Hillary about it, specifically asking about the FBI investigation, but she swatted it away by referring to her 11-hour congressional testimony (which was separate from the FBI investigation) and talking about THE ISSUES THE VOTERS REALLY CARE ABOUT. The moderator declined to persist, and that was the end of Hillary's latest scandal in the debate.
Who won? You'll have to ask a Democrat.