Last updated on August 1st, 2019
The race for the 2020 elections is gaining pace with each passing day, with so many Democratic hopefuls standing in the line; it gets difficult to keep an eye on all of them. In order to have an on-point evaluation of the candidates, Democratic debates come to the rescue.
Just like the first debate that was held in Miami, the second debate will be held for two days in Detroit. As the ten candidates clashed over grave issues like healthcare and immigration, the debate not only witnessed some of candidates emerging as winners, but also unprecedented team up of two senators.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Bernie Sanders teamed up as they defended their ideologies against the moderate wing candidates of the party. Both the 2020 hopefuls gained more attention than any other candidate as they defended their confident plans to get past the issues of healthcare, higher education, child care and economy.
Both Warren and Sanders emerged as a winner on the first night of the second democratic debate. While the Vermont Sen. spoke for around six minutes, the Massachusetts Sen. came second as she had an air time of five minutes and 14 seconds.
The debate witnessed a clash between Warren and former Rep. John Delaney, with Delaney asking Warren if her proposals and plans are “realistic”. Warren drove back towards Delany as she debated on the fact that the country needs to tread on the path of a bold change.
Apart from Warren and Sanders, Montana Governor Steve Bullock; South Bend. Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg; and John Delaney emerged as the best performers of the night.
Healthcare plan of Sanders was among the key points discussed in the debate. The candidates debated if they should enforce Medicare for All or expand former President Barack Obama’s signature policy, the Affordable Care Act. The second Democratic debate also witnessed discussion on immigration issues at the US-Mexico Border, apart from the healthcare plans.
The debate witnessed Warren and Sanders’ team criticizing John Hickenlooper and other 2020 hopefuls for their approach on addressing climate change. While it was speculated that Warren and Sanders might attack each other to emerge as a clear and top choice in the race for presidential elections, the hope seemed lost.
Even though the second night of the debate still remains to happen, following the first round, doubts surrounding the candidates and their support for the issues have been cleared. It will be interesting to see how the second day turns out and if Kamala Harris can emerge as the winner just like she did in the first democratic debate held in Miami.