During Thursday night’s Democratic debate, the last one for Sanders and Clinton until after Super Tuesday, the two grappled over topics of national security, particularly about whom they would put their trust in as advisors. Sanders jabbed at Clinton’s previous debate comments when she proudly touted the praise of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

“I was very flattered when Henry Kissinger said I ran the State Department better than anybody had run it in a long time,” Said Clinton.

“I happen to believe that Henry Kissinger was one of the most destructive secretaries of state in the modern history of this country,” Sanders said. “I am proud to say that Henry Kissinger is not my friend. I will not take advice from Henry Kissinger.”

This conversation echoes the common strand in the Democratic nominee debate; Do we go with the corrupt insider who rubs elbows with everyone, or do we go with the outsider who has lofty goals.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com