Hillary Clinton, right, speaks as Sen. Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, at the CNN Democratic presidential debate Tuesday. (John Locher/Associated Press)
Senator Hillary Clinton has finally gained back the elusive Big Mo; Yes! The Big momentum and the thrill are back again in her camp. The last night CNN Democratic Party presidential debate was a gift to her and stellar was her performance.
Unlike the wary Senator Clinton of the past, she looked happy and joyful without rancor and bitterness. She appeared more like a friendly neighbor than as a yesterday and overused politician that is pestering everybody for recognition and acknowledgment. Her sense of entitlement was totally waned and her emerging personality as a trusted friend was transparent.
With a floundering campaign and a declining popularity, the Democratic party loyalist and political pundits were calling on Vice president Biden to jump into the Democratic party primary contender for the nomination of the presidential candidate.
Lately Senator Clinton has appeared tired, less sure of herself and campaign direction was floundering as the email problem becomes overwhelming. But last night at the debate, a brand new star was re-casted and her unquestionable leadership was on display with a smile and confidence that out shines all her rivals on the stage.
Senator Clinton during the debate displayed political quickness, vim and gravitas. Among all the contenders she took control and showed that she has what it takes to be Democratic candidate and the leader of the free world. She was so much in control that rests of other candidates except Senator Sanders were merely observers rather than partakers.
Senator Clinton stood up for feminism without intimidation and aggression. It was natural and unthreatened when she reinforced women’s rights to equal pay and paid maternity leave.
At a point in the debate, she even defended capitalism without pandering to her base. She looked strong and confident as she reassured her belief in American capitalism but insisted that the problem is not capitalism but its excessive. Senator Bernie Sander a democratic socialist was diluting capitalism with his criticism but Clinton refused to join the fray and thereby assured all Americans that small business is the backbone of American capitalism.
Senator Bernie Sander became a great asset to Hillary Clinton, when he defended her on the so-called email gate:
"Let me say this. Let me say something that may not be great politics," Bernie Sanders said. "But I think the secretary is right. And that is that the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!"
"Thank you," Clinton responded. "Me too. Me too."
The aforementioned interaction between Sanders and Clinton was the zenith of the debate. Without attacking Clinton’s weak spot on the email issue, Sanders conceded and handover the nomination to Senator Clinton. My friends the game is over!
Emeka Chiakwelu is the principal Policy Strategist at Afripol. Africa Political and Economic Strategic Center (Afripol) is foremost a public policy center whose fundamental objective is to broaden the parameters of public policy debates in Africa. To advocate, promote and encourage free enterprise, democracy, sustainable green environment, human rights, conflict resolutions, transparency and probity in Africa.Emeka Chiakwelu is the principal Policy Strategist at Afripol. Africa Political and Economic Strategic Center (Afripol) is foremost a public policy center whose fundamental objective is to broaden the parameters of public policy debates in Africa. To advocate, promote and encourage free enterprise, democracy, sustainable green environment, human rights, conflict resolutions, transparency and probity in Africa.