Good discussion on last night's debate audience

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      Where is the League of Women Voters when we need them?


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      … nothing of substance…. no interest in the issues of this country and election… into monetary privilege and little else.


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      Billionaire centrist and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg used his first answer of the night to criticise Sanders over recent reports that Russia may be interfering in the 2020 election to aid his campaign, and even fellow progressive, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren used her time to insist she would would be a better president who would ‚Äúdig in, do the hard work, [and] actually get it done‚ÄĚ.

      But Sanders then seemed to fade into the background as the debate repeatedly devolved into bickering. The Vermont senator’s status as the one to beat in the nominating contest appears to be unchanged.

      Coming off his disastrous first debate performance in Las Vegas last week, Bloomberg faced the lowest expectations of any candidate but still managed to inflict some damage upon himself. For example, Bloomberg said in response to criticism from Warren on his past comments about women that he was ‚Äúprobably wrong‚ÄĚ to make sexist jokes about his employees.

      The candidates repeatedly tried to address racial issues in light of Saturday’s primary in South Carolina, where more than half the Democratic electorate is black. Most notably, Biden, who was long seen as favorite to win the state, promised to nominate an African American woman to the supreme court.

      But the direct appeals to black voters from the seven white candidates on stage was sometimes jarring, and struck some critics as blatant pandering.

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