Let’s Get The Last Word, 10/19/15: Reliving the CNN/Facebook Democratic Presidential Debate’s finest moments

We of The College Reporter love the news. And this past Tuesday, we fell in love with Anderson Cooper. At the CNN/Facebook Democratic Presidential Debate, the host made it plain he was there to indulge no candidate’s ego. Join us as we relive the most important questions asked at of one of this week’s most important happenings:

To Hillary Clinton: “You supported [Obama’s] trade deal dozen of times. You even called it the “gold standard.” Now, suddenly, last week, you’re against it. Will you say anything to get elected?”

To Governor Martin O’Malley: “Governor O’Malley, the concern of voters about you is that you tout our record as Baltimore’s mayor. As we all know, we all saw it. That city exploded in riots and violence in April…Why should Americans trust you with the country when they see what’s going on in the city that you ran for more than seven years?”

To Senator Jim Webb: “Senator Webb, your rating from the NRA, you once had an A rating from the NRA. You’ve said gun violence goes down when more people are allowed to carry guns. Would encouraging more people to be armed be part of your response to a mass shooting?”

“My question for the candidates is, do black lives matter, or do all lives matter?” (Okay, so this was technically a Facebok question, but we deemed it hard-hitting enough to be included here.)

To Governor Lincoln Chafee, in questioning the candidate’s explanation for voting for the Glass-Steagall Act: “With all due respect…what does that say about you that you’re casting a vote for something you weren’t really sure about?”

To Governor Chafee: “You and Hillary Clinton both voted for the Patriot Act which created the NSA surveillance program. You’ve emphasized civil liberties, privacy during your campaign. Aren’t these two things in conflict?”

To all the candidates: “Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” You’ve all made a few people upset over your political careers. Which enemy are you most proud of?”

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