LAS VEGAS, NV –
The ninth Democratic debate was live last night (Feb. 19) from Vegas.
It exploded on Twitter after Elizabeth Warren apparently out-performed five other candidates. To be frank, I didn’t watch the debate and didn’t plan to. It’s at a weird period in the primaries where candidates are just at war.
Not my thing. I’d rather do my own research at this point.
But, a key point that raised a few hairs on my neck was a moment where Warren set Michael Bloomberg straight. He has been criticized for his internal behaviors including claims of sexual assault. Apparently, multiple women have said that Bloomberg has acted in sexual misconduct when working with him. Those women have been asked to sign non-disclosure agreements, protecting us from the truth.
Warren wants answers.
Fire and fury.
Analysts suggests that the ninth debate was a furious exchange between candidates.
Newsweek‘s Christina Zhao writes, “tonight’s debate had a chaotic, fiery energy which led to less substantive policy discussions but a clearer view of how each candidate would perform in head-to-heads.”
A lot of the fire was directed at Michael Bloomberg. The former New York Mayor just entered the race. His advertisements have flooded recent media and has made him a target. The appeal of ‘buying the election’ is eerily reminiscent of Trump’s journey.
In fact, Elizabeth Warren pointed out that Bloomberg may have significant character flaws; like Trump.”I’d like to talk about who we’re running against,” Warren said beginng the debate. “A billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians, and no I’m not talking about Donald Trump, I’m talking about Mayor Bloomberg.”
Get caught up on the debate with commentary from CBS News.