Candidates more subdued than in previous debates, and tackled issues ranging from voting rights to climate change and health care
What was the big concern for the liberal hosts of MSNBC’s Democratic debate on Wednesday night? Dealing with the nasty Republicans and figuring out ways to convince them to support impeachment. The first half hour of the event was full of queries on impeachment, as well as fretting over being mean to Joe Biden’s son, and reminders that the GOP opposed Barack Obama. Rachel Maddow offered what could be the most obvious question for the assembled 2020 candidates.
With Kamala Harris out of the 2020 Democratic race, the lineup at the next debate looks like it will include only white presidential candidates. And that's a problem for many on the Left.
Fewer candidates may appear on stage in December due to higher qualifying thresholds set by the Democratic National Committee.
At their next debate, some Democrats are saying, their party will have a “non-diverse” set of candidates on the stage. Cory Booker, a candidate who hasn’t qualified for the debate, claims “we’re spiraling towards a debate stage that could have six people with no diversity whatever.”
The next Democratic debate, co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post, will take place in Atlanta on Nov. 20. Which candidates will be on the stage? What are their stances on key issues? What has happened in previous debates?
Winners Uncle Joe's gaffes: Former Vice President Joe Biden cranked up the gaffe machine by declaring he had been endorsed by the only black women to be elected Senator - with Sen. Kamala Harris just steps away. Old flames: Sen. Amy Klobuchar boasts, "I raised $17,000 from ex-boyfriends." The Taliban: