Democratic debate sneak peek: Democrats seek to slow Sanders’s momentum

Democratic debate sneak peek: Democrats seek to slow Sanders’s momentum

CHARLESTON, S.C.– More than 500 individuals crowded into a huge renovated storage facility in downtown Charleston on Monday night to hear Warren make her case to South Carolina.

Warren spoke mostly about her plan to impose a 2 percent wealth tax on those with fortunes of $50 million or more, arguing that the revenue gathered could fund a host of education initiatives.

Prior to voting started, Gail Hardie, a 69- year-old retired instructor, stated that she and her spouse, Bob, were with Warren.

” We’re very much worried about beating Donald Trump, and I don’t like the increase of Bernie,” said Hardie, who, together with her hubby, volunteers for the gun-control organization Mamas Demand Action. She stated that Sanders didn’t share her strong support for weapon legislation and expressed issue that Republicans have actually been encouraged by state-level Republican companies to vote for Sanders in the Democratic primary.

Others stated they were not concerned by Warren’s showing in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada.

Grimmage said that Warren has had her support for months. “She’s been constant from Day One,” she said.

Regina Farrington, 60, a retired manager with Verizon, said she has actually supported Warren for president because her very first look on “The Daily Program With Jon Stewart” in2009 “It’s just her positions on the corrupting impact of wealth in this country and what she wants to do to combat it,” she stated.

Her sis Mary Farrington, 69, said she hopes Warren’s perky appearance in the Nevada presidential argument would assist her in South Carolina. “She didn’t let Bloomberg dismiss her,” she stated. “I believe that was a wake-up call to some people. Oh, maybe she might go toe-to-toe with Trump.”

Both women said that if Warren leaves, they would hesitantly support Sanders. “Their concepts, they’re pretty intertwined,” Mary Farrington said. “But she’s the much better representative. More articulate. And she has that human touch.”

” It’s extremely frustrating,” Regina included. “Whenever I hear her speak, I’m similar to, why? Why are they not on her bandwagon?”

Dixon is an independent author.

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