DEMOCRATIC DEBATE: Candidates Talk Over Each Other

DEMOCRATIC DEBATE: Candidates Talk Over Each Other

Of all the Democratic debates so for this election season, the 10th meeting, Tuesday in Charleston, South Carolina, may have been the most contentious, with the seven candidates frequently talking over each other and six going after front-runner, Senator Bernie Sanders.

Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg also continued to be a target in his second debate appearance, with his rivals taking aim at his wealth. This time his was joined on stage by other extremely wealthy candidate, investor Tom Steyer.

Aside from taking shots at each other, the candidates also tried to share their plans for foreign policy, with Israel, China, North Korea and Syria all mentioned.

In some of the most heated exchanges, Senator Elizabeth Warren questioned the progressive credentials of Sanders, while Steyer, Senator Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigeig said he’s too liberal to unite the party. Former VP Joe Biden took Sanders to task for his Senate votes on gun policies.

Bloomberg once again took hits over the controversial “stop-and-frisk” policy that was employed in New York while he was mayor, while Sanders once again fielded questions over his proposed Medicare-for-all plan. (The Washington Post)

Hot Takes:

  • Haven’t we had enough debates already?
  • These debates are good. We need to see how these candidates react under pressure and what they stand for.
  • The real fireworks will begin when Trump meets the Democratic nominee in a debate. Now that will be interesting.

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