A Soft Note

Both candidates pull punches at the end. Brian Williams poses the question: Is there a fundamental question the other must answer to voters?

Obama takes the opportunity to return Hillary’s praise from last debate—”she would be worthy as a nominee”—and declines to point out any of her shortcomings.

Clinton likewise discusses her own struggle to improve people’s lives, citing her efforts on universal health care, and earns applause with her assertion that her nomination would be a “sea change” for America.

Both safe answers. But both candidates knew better than to take the bait and go after each other. Not the note you want to end on in what could be the last debate of the primary.