Democratic Debate: Highs, Lows--And Some Laughs on Twitter

Date: October 14, 2015

The first 2016 Democratic presidential debate had equal parts humor and substance when it came to small business issues.

While the first Democratic debate offered a chance for the five contenders to edge out the competition, it quickly became clear that Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders stole the spotlight. Although, the Internet, as it will, was also a clear winner. Memes spread of Hillary saying “no.” There was uproar over the “damn emails.” And—of course—Republican candidate Donald Trump couldn’t stay out of the mix.

Yet just as many pertinent small business issues were also in focus: minimum wage, healthcare, workplace regulations and more. With much to sift through—not only last night, but throughout the election cycle—NFIB has helped to analyze the campaign trail and what it all means for small business.

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For more of what happened at the first debate, here’s a look into how Twitter reacted.

The Media’s Take

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