PHOTO: Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Martin O’Malley in November’s Democratic debate in Iowa

After weeks in which Republican candidates and their debates have grabbed provocative headlines, Democratic hopefuls will gather tonight in New Hampshire.

The encounter between Hillary Clinton, Senator Bernie Sanders, and former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is unlikely to provide any of the political fireworks offered by Donald Trump and the other Republicans.

Instead, as I explain to BBC Radio Wales, tonight will be part of an orderly procession in which — after some success for Sanders in the opening caucuses and primaries, including in New Hampshire — the Democrats will unite behind Clinton by March, ensuring a smooth and probably unhindered path to the White House in November’s election.

Listen from 20:38