Analysis Of The October Democratic Debate

Headline Roundup October 16th, 2019

On Tuesday night, CNN and The New York Times hosted a Democratic debate in Westerville, Ohio that saw Elizabeth Warren on the firing line after her recent jump to the top of some national polls.

Several in the media thought Bernie Sanders bounced back by addressing health concerns after a recent heart attack, and receiving an endorsement from "The Squad." Several in the media also credited Pete Buttigieg's efforts to portray himself as a centrist alternative to Joe Biden, who some felt gave an indifferent debate performance. All the candidates were united in their denouncement of President Trump, specifically his decision to pull U.S. troops back from northern Syria.

Analysis Of The October Democratic Debate

From the Right
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Senator Elizabeth Warren got a first taste of what it is like to be the front-runner on the debate stage Tuesday when her rivals ganged up on her and questioned whether her tax-the-rich rhetoric was too “punitive” for an already polarized nation.

The more moderate 2020 Democratic hopefuls took aim at Ms. Warren’s far-left agenda and plans for a wealth tax to finance a host of new benefits from tuition-free college to universal childcare.

“We need to be focused on lifting people up and sometimes I think that Sen. Warren...

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From the Left
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Elizabeth Warren was called out by rivals for a change, Joe Biden failed to stand out and Bernie Sanders calmed concerns about his health. Pete Buttigieg had his biggest night yet.

The CNN/New York Times debate on Tuesday night revealed new dynamics in the Democratic presidential race: Senator Elizabeth Warren took sustained fire from multiple rivals, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. struggled to make an impact and Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other candidates were newly aggressive in making their points.

Here are six takeaways from the debate:

Warren...

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From the Center
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Democratic presidential hopefuls denounced President Donald Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops back from northern Syria, saying in an Ohio debate on Tuesday he had endangered America’s longtime Kurdish allies while empowering foes Russia and Syria.

In the first Democratic presidential debate since Trump announced the withdrawal, the 12 candidates on the stage were united in painting the Republican president as reckless and a danger to American interests around the world.

But some, including leading progressive candidate Elizabeth Warren, said if they were president they would also seek to end...

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