Now that night one of debate number two is over, let’s look ahead to round two, also on CNN tonight starting at 8 p.m.
Who’s going to be there? Sen. Kamala Harris, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, businessman Andrew Yang, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Sen. Michael Bennet, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee.
Moderators will be the same as last night: Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and Don Lemon.
Biden will be situated right between Harris and Booker and expect most of the candidates to attack him the way they did last night with Bernie Sanders. Will there be more fireworks between Biden and Harris? If so, he says he’s prepared to be less nice this time.
Likely, the topics will be the same: healthcare, climate change, gun control, race and immigration. Many have already been tweeting about it.
I'm honored to have @FrankScottJr, @MichaelDTubbs, @randallwoodfin, @EdwardTedJames, @HelenaMorenoLA, and Chairman of the Chumash Tribe Kenneth Kahn as my guests to the second #DemDebate in Detroit. They’re all great leaders who care about the issues that keep people up at night.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 31, 2019
A car accident took the lives of my first wife and baby daughter. My family was fortunate to have health insurance, but that's not the case for many.
This is why I fight. I believe deeply that health care is a right for all—not a privilege for the few. https://t.co/qsyFHn8jH9
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) July 31, 2019
Tonight’s the night! I’ll be on stage in Detroit to share my vision for our future. If you will be watching and want to receive updates in real-time from my team text DEBATE to 40203.
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) July 31, 2019
Last time, Tulsi Gabbard was a breakout star becoming the most Googled candidate following the debate. Will she continue to gain traction or fade out after round two?
Others who need to make a name for themselves: Jay Inslee, Michael Bennett and Kirsten Gillibrand. Their campaigns are nearly out of gas the way it is and if they hope to qualify for the third debate in September, they’ve got a lot of work to do.
Expect Gillibrand to lean heavily on women’s reproductive rights – a topic that didn’t come up at all in night one. She’ll most definitely attack the NRA again, especially since there have been a couple shootings in the past few days that have gained national attention.
2+ hours in, and not a single question at tonight's #DemDebate about reproductive rights, paid leave, child care, or how we ensure women and families can succeed in America.
We need a president who will prioritize these issues—not treat them as an afterthought.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) July 31, 2019