Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she enjoyed being able to actually discuss issues, rather than resort to name-calling. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Thursday (October 15) that she was proud to have been part of the Democratic debate this week because she and the other candidates were able to debate the actual issues facing America instead of resorting to insults like during the Republican debate. "I was proud to be on that stage with Democrats who are focused on dealing with everything from how we're going to raise incomes, how we're going to make the wealthy pay their fair share, all of the issues we were talking about," Clinton told an audience at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) in San Antonio, Texas. Clinton said the Republicans spewed "prejudice and paranoia" and were "led by their flamboyant frontrunner," Donald Trump. Analysts widely hailed Clinton, age 67, as turning in a nimble, effective performance on Tuesday night, perhaps easing the fears of some Democrats fretting that the flap over her use of a private email server while in the Obama administration was torpedoing her candidacy for the November 2016 election. In doing so, she may have dampened calls for Vice President Joe Biden to make a belated entrance into the race while also blunting the threat from insurgent candidate Bernie Sanders, a 74-year-old U.S. senator from Vermont and self-described democratic socialist.