From Biden versus Warren to YangGang, here's everything to look for in tonight's DemDebate
This is the first time that all of the top contenders will appear together, and one of the first chances they have to fully differentiate themselves from one another.Democratic debate Tonight, 10 of the 2020 White House hopefuls will face off on a Texas stage for three hours. This is the third Democratic debate, but also the most important yet, the stakes are higher and the number of candidates are lower. Unlike previous debates where 20 candidates were randomly split up between two nights, this is the first time that all of the top contenders will appear together, and one of the first chances they have to fully differentiate themselves from one another. Participating in the debate are: Former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Cory Booker, former Congressman Beto O'Rourke, former Housing Secretary Julián Castro and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang. Here are five things we'll be watching for: Biden v. Warren Tonight will be the first time Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden share a debate stage, and we'll be watching to see how the two front runners—who have dismissed the type of approaches taken by each of their campaigns—interact with one another on issues like healthcare, climate change, criminal justice reform, student debt and more. Meanwhile, progressives Bernie Sanders and Warren will have to prove that they stand out from each other as they jostle for second place in the election. Using Biden as a foil may help them do that (it worked for Kamala Harris in an earlier debate). The Gaffes Joe Biden has never been known for his smooth-talking ways, he's had a reputation as a bit of a loveable gaffe machine for years . But multiple stories about the former vice president mixing up basic names and places, like forgetting what state he's in, or referring to the president as"Donald Hump," or saying things like,"Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids," have left some worried that the 76 year-old isn't up to the job. He was particularly criticized in recent weeks for conflating parts of a war story in Afghanistan, defending his comments by saying,"The details are irrelevant in terms of decision-making." We'll be looking to see how he performs on the debate stage. We're also curious to see if any other candidates are willing to call him out on his recent misstatements. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) gestures while former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper (R) speaks and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke listen during the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. 10 Democrats will take the stage again in Texas on September 12. Justin Sullivan/Getty Can Buttigieg and Harris Stand Out? Right now the top three candidates in the race—Biden, Warren and Sanders—appear to be miles ahead of their competition. While it would take a miracle for Castro, Yang, O'Rourke or Klobuchar to catch up to the front (and miracles do happen!), things aren't quite so dire for Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris who are in fourth and fifth place, respectively. They'll need to use their time on the stage to really stand out. They both need big moments that the media talks about and replays. Harris had a moment with Joe Biden during the first debates, we'll see if she tries to recreate it. Buttigieg, meanwhile, has performed well but hasn't said or done anything to receive that poll-propelling spotlight since his burst onto the scene earlier in the year. #YangGang Of all the candidates who will be on stage tomorrow night, Andrew Yang is the only non-politician and also stands out for his unique ideas around a universal basic income and measuring the economy through happiness and other intangibles , rather than GDP. In past debates, Yang has been unable to get much airtime, and it seems likely that he'll have trouble attracting the cameras when competing against big names and seasoned debaters like Biden and Warren. But we, and his diehard supporters, want to hear what he has to say, and we want to hear how the other, more mainstream candidates react to his views. How Messy Will It Be? This is just the third of TWELVE Democratic debates scheduled. To be clear: Those don't include the debates between President Donald Trump and whoever the Democratic nominee is. We're still in the salad days of this marathon feast, and it already feels pretty tiring. Will this be another debate where candidates interrupt each other and ignore the moderators? Or will this debate feature respectful candidates who are able to explain substantive policy ideas? My guess is the former, but we'll see! Read more: Newsweek
Nobody cares about those guys. We want Bernie! ...and don’t care You have a lot of work to do Newsweek; not easy making these Socialists look normal. Nope. I hope they remember who is the president right now and stop talking about Obama. Maybe put a giant poster with the name and picture of the 'past' president and who is president 'right now' they can see from the podium.
If Yang’s big surprise tonite is upping his bid to $1000 per week, I’d consider voting for him... if he upped it to $1000 per day, I would vote for him. The Democratic Party, obliterate the best woman candidate: Tulsi Gabbard. WHY? Nah!
Warren Gains on Biden in Perceived Electability in CBS Poll(Bloomberg) -- Elizabeth Warren is gaining both in probable Democratic convention delegates and in perceived electability, a CBS News/YouGov tracker poll showed on Sunday, even as former Vice President Joe Biden leads in an estimate of likely delegates from early-voting states.Among those considering I like warren, but she can't win the moderates the way Biden can. Can she win MI/WI/PA- and win in 2020? Might be able to. Even during Clintons rise, polls were within the MOE. I would love for Warren to win,but cant mess around in 2020. Biden has my vote Don’t believe the hype people!
Opinion: There's a reason populists like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are gaining on Joe BidenOpinion: There's a reason populists like Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are gaining on Joe Biden (via latimesopinion) opinion populists? them realists opinion I’ll NEVER understand in a country as large as the US that Joe Biden is the best the Democrats can come up with. Where are the potential younger dynamic politicians ( I didn’t say young) opinion Yes, Joe is too old.
Latest 2020 polls show Elizabeth Warren gaining ground on Joe BidenA Monmouth University poll released in late August showed a virtual three-way tie nationally among Biden, Warren and Sanders. Lady Liberty go miss E. Bernie Sanders is going to make it. And no one cares .americans are off food stamps and social services and working real jobs as pay per hour has increased along with more people working. We do not need marxism as the progressives have dressed it up . All Power to the People
They Meet at Last: Biden-Warren Matchup Is Main Event in DebateElizabeth Warren and Joe Biden arrive at Thursday’s forum with contrasting styles and policies — tensions that will be laid bare as they appear onstage together for the first time. BERNIE2020 'Here’s how they differ': cognition, mental agility among others, but let's start there Biden's got nowhere to go but down. SC Iowa
Democrats see Biden, Warren as close fits ideologically, view Sanders as more extremeDemocratic voters see Joe Biden as slightly to their right, Elizabeth Warren as slightly to their left, and Bernie Sanders as more extreme, a poll finds. USCDornsife Only way BS loses CA is by election fraud. USCDornsife Yeah no. USCDornsife Well ewarren literally stole almost all of BernieSanders policies so this poll has no merit. So if they view him as too extreme then she’s too extreme as well
The Note: Warren puts Biden on warning on eve of next debateSen. Elizabeth Warren has made clear that among her many campaign plans is a plan to draw contrasts with former Vice President Joe Biden. WHO CARES? THEY BOTH SUCK!