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The boiling of the Democratic stew

It only takes a few minutes of watching MSNBC or FOX to see that the Democratic Party nominations have gotten to that awkward stage right before matters get ugly. Both candidates recently began tearing at the viability of the other in an escalating Cold War of words. While I’m in favor of sprinting toward the finish line, at what point does the image of the eventual nominee begin to suffer?

For a duo of campaigns that originally served as a contrasting foil to the opposition, the present is bearing a closer resemblance to the 2016 Republican mudslinging party. While Sanders is far off from calling Clinton a “sniveling, low coward”, and Clinton won’t be attaching “Lying” to Sanders nametag anytime soon, both candidates bear risk in allowing the competition to get too out of hand.

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, right, speaks, as Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton listens, at the NBC, YouTube Democratic presidential debate at the Gaillard Center, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

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