D Is for Damaged, Dangerous and Delusional. If you watched either or both of the two Democratic Party presidential candidate debates, and if you are a liberal, a conservative or a centrist, you had to have been depressed. The intellectual shallowness, the demagoguery and the alienation from reality were probably unprecedented in American… Source 6g.
Democratic candidates fight to break out
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders immediately became the target of more moderate Democrats running for the White House as their rivals argued during Tuesday night's debate that some of their ideas would be too costly and risky for the middle class.
Tuesday's debate took place in Detroit, the largest city in the battleground state of Michigan. It's a place Democrats are working hard to flip after losing it to Trump by a narrow margin in 2016 -- the first time the state had gone to a Republican since 1988.
That setting provided an opening for some of the lesser-known moderates in the race, some of whom are hanging on by a thread already as they fight to keep their campaigns alive. In the opening stages of the debate, that was obvious in how some candidates attacked the progressive "Medicare for All" position. Ref. CNN.
I find that this is the major issue with most democrats- their views vary so much on certain issues that they can never fully agree. Its going to be a tough race.
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This is not a problem. Democrats currently vary more in their views than Republicans because Republicans have a litmus test and a loyalty test, and if you fail you are a RINO. The pendulum could eventually swing the other way. But Democrats tend to try to be (Or appear to be) open minded which hurts them in the unified front department. But they are right on some critical issues, especially climate change.
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Who can beat Trump in 2020? Warren, Sanders clash over 'woman' remark and other top moments from the first Democratic debate in 2020. Just weeks ahead of the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses, six Democrats faced off Tuesday night in the seventh debate of the presidential primary in Des Moines. All eyes were on the four frontrunners — former Vice President Joe Biden, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren — who have been shuffling around in their rankings in recent Iowa polls. Ref. USAToday.
Regardless of which political side you are on I think the choices available to go up against Trump are really weak.
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Democratic candidates emerge to frame Iowa delay as a win, a rarity without knowing the results. In a series of statements that arrived hours after the caucusing in Iowa had mostly wrapped up, the Iowa Democratic Party cited "inconsistencies in the reporting" of results to explain a delay that left the nation waiting for answers. But the candidates - not wanting to miss the opportunity to appear on stage after the high-profile caucuses - couldn’t wait to deliver their addresses and focus on the next contest. Ref. USAToday.