- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders took part in a Democratic candidate presidential debate on Thursday
- Buck Sexton: Clinton took debate as an opportunity to clarify that she is indeed running for Obama's third term
Buck Sexton is a political commentator for CNN and host of "The Buck Sexton Show" on TheBlaze. He was previously a CIA counterterrorism analyst. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)With Hillary Clinton way ahead in the delegate count as well as in the most recent polls for the New York primary, it is becoming a near certainty that she will be the Democratic Party nominee. But Bernie Sanders refuses to give up. He is a man with a message -- promising more for the middle, less for the top -- and he took the fight to Hillary on the debate stage Thursday night with gusto.