The first online debate—a battle on Twitter over Planned Parenthood—began after Bush gaffed by saying he didn’t know if America needed to spend $500 million on women’s health issues. This time, Clinton started it with a column on Medium.com that laid out her plan to make college affordable for every American while curbing the rise of student debt with the help of extra taxes on the rich.
Thus, the bell tolled, and the fight was on.
Clinton—or, more likely, Clinton’s social media team— couldn’t let that slight stand.
When I left office, tuition for Florida's public 4-yr universities was the lowest of any state. Conservative policies work @HillaryClinton.— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) August 11, 2015
So, assuming Clinton won the original Twitter fight with Bush—Bush, after all, had to walk back his statement on women’s health issues—who took this round? Despite Bush’s 1-2 punch at the end, I’d probably score it a draw. Clinton’s first Photoshop was solid, and she sourced her information. So, let’s call it a tie.
The rest of us, though, are the true winners.
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