Seventh debate with only six candidates left, let’s do this.
Courtesy of NBC:
The two-hour debate, which is being co-hosted by CNN and The Des Moines Register, is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET at Drake University in Des Moines. The event has three moderators — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Abby Phillip, and the Register’s Brianne Pfannenstiel.
The six candidates who qualified are Biden; Sanders; Warren, the senator from Massachusetts; Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana; Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota; and billionaire philanthropist Tom Steyer.
It appears that the only diversity tonight will be the two women who are still hanging in there.
The rest of the field is made up of the same old white guys that we always get.
I am glad this debate is on CNN, which will make it easier to find than the last one. (I mean I did not even know where to find PBS on my cable menu.)
I really think by this point we all have already made our choices so most of what we will be watching for tonight will be some infighting (Which may come by way of Sanders/Warren or Sanders/Biden.), and of course any gaffes that will be replayed on Twitter ad nauseam.
So as usual, I will update this post when more information becomes available.
Update: some good answers from Bernie.
I voted against and led the effort against the war in Iraq.
I helped lead the effort to pass the first War Powers Resolution to end support for the war in Yemen.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 15, 2020
He’s not wrong.
Update 2: This was a good line.
“Look at the men on this stage. Collectively they have lost ten elections. The only people on this stage who have won every single election they have been in are the women,” Warren adds 🔥 https://t.co/roqex979FE
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) January 15, 2020
They finally addressed the Sanders/Warren kerfuffle.
Update 3: Somebody is simply not being truthful.
okay this was a pretty righteous wtf from Bernie in terms of how the question was stated pic.twitter.com/9bZNrCJKdK
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 15, 2020
Who do you believe?