What the Latest Democratic Debate Revealed About Issues and Candidates
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FEATURING JEET HEER – The fourth Democratic Presidential candidate debate took place on Tuesday night with a slight shift in rankings among the front-runners. Senator Elizabeth Warren faced the most attacks from her colleagues, a sign that she is being seen as the one to beat.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s performance was lack-luster, in line with his slipping poll numbers.
All eyes were on Senator Bernie Sanders who had just recovered from a stent procedure following a heart attack. But Sanders dismissed concerns saying that he felt great, and focused instead on policies and “the rigged economy.”
Amy Klobuchar, Pete Buttigieg, and Beto O’Rourke maintained their moderate stances, while Kamala Harris made one splash with a remark on women’s reproductive rights.
Jeet Heer, national-affairs correspondent at The Nation.