Could Bernie defeat Hillary for the nomination, sure that's possible if Joe Biden doesn't enter the race. People are very tired of the string of Clinton lies which now dates back 20 or so years.
But, it is the GOP's wet dream that Bernie Saunders would get the nomination. Told you before Pitt, a 73 year old half balding grey haired man with zero charisma is NOT going to win the Presidency. When people actually start paying attention about one year from now they will turn and run from Bernie and his wacky ideas. Also, I think they've had enough of socialism from Obama. Yeah I know he's a democrat not a socialist-HA.
Bernie would lose women, senior citizens (they don't want anyone their age-fact), the youth vote and just about every other group other than Blacks who are unnaturally in love with the democratic party.
I would love to see Bernie at the top of the democratic ticket. But then again I'd love to see Hillary, or even Joe Biden at the top of the ticket. When you take an objective look at the quality of republicans vs. the Bernie and Hillary show you know it's going to be a republican year.
As for the debate tonight I don't think it will be the hell raiser that many expect. The average speaking time per candidate is only something like 10 minutes for the entire two hours. Too many people in the debate. Of course that doesn't mean there won't be some good one liners. But, overall I don't see anyone being remarkably helped or harmed by the debate tonight. I hope I'm wrong because I'd love to see the field narrowed sooner rather than later. The problem is that everyone jumped in because they see what I see, Hillary is so very beatable. Then again Bernie our friendly little old socialist sees that as well.