Last night’s Democratic debate was quite the spectacle, and signaled one of the most profound shifts in sentiment that we have seen in some time among the left.
From a birds-eye view of the fracas, it was plain to see that the Democrats were mostly just chopping up soundbites from their campaign stump speeches and trying desperately to shoehorn them into the questions asked by the moderation team, made up of CNN and New York Times personalities. The non-sequiturs and tangents were at an all time high, making the entire debacle somewhat difficult to listen to.
But there were a few takeaways that mustn’t be ignored, most prominently the undeniable truth that Joe Biden’s chances at the nomination have all but evaporated at this point, with Senator Liz Warren easily overtaking the former Vice President as concerns rise about his son’s business dealings within the Ukraine. The Biden family has insisted that no wrongdoing took place, but Americans aren’t wholly convinced, as evidenced by Biden’s recent slip in the polls.
Even CNN was forced to admit as much during their post-debate coverage, with host John King leading the charge.
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King said, “Without a doubt, I agree that the other candidates on that stage clearly thought it was in their best interest to go after Elizabeth Warren. … The vice president was almost an afterthought, Joe Biden, in this debate.”
Liz Warren was quite obviously the big ticket item for many of the low-polling candidates, many of whom have likely run out the clock on their chance to take the White House, with folks like Senator Kamala Harris going way out their way to insult or otherwise attack the Massachusetts Democrat.
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