Professor Garcia-Castañon Analyzes Democratic Presidential Debate for NBC News

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
NBC NEWS -- In their final debate before the Iowa caucuses, the Democratic candidates sparred over how they would improve on healthcare, tackle rising inequality, grapple with climate change and address issues of race and law enforcement. Did candidates make a good case to prospective Latino voters? We asked a group of Hispanic scholars and strategists for their opinions of Sunday’s debate. “The difference in Clinton and Sanders’ message explains their differing appeals, particularly amongst young millennials of color,” Garcia-Castañon says. “Clinton’s positions revealed her preferences for ‘staying the course’ and working with existing limitations like Republicans, lobbyist and big money; Sanders, in contrast, insists that American politics has to do better, eliminating big money in politics and providing more governmental support for the working and middle class.”