Last night’s debate in Detroit went for nearly three hours and tonight’s probably will too. Several candidates stood out from the overcrowded pack, while front runners like Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg failed to impress.
On-going banter among John Delaney, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders was the biggest take-away from the night and at one point, Warren told Delaney he was using Republican talking points.
WARREN ethers Delaney: "I don't understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States to talk about what we really can't do and shouldn't fight for." pic.twitter.com/ymDj6ggsve
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 31, 2019
Author Marianne Williamson offered up some of the oddest soundbites of the evening, walking away as the most searched candidate following the debate according to Google Trends.
Top searched #DemDebate candidates during the debate.
— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) July 31, 2019
She even referred to the President as ” a dark psychic force of collectivized hatred.” HAHA.
If you think any of this wonkiness is going to deal with this dark psychic force of the collectivized hatred that this President is bringing up in this country then I'm afraid that the Democrats are going to see some very dark days. #BigTruth #Marianne2020 pic.twitter.com/QKAb0E1bpk
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) July 31, 2019
Mayor Pete Buttigieg didn’t do too much to stand out from the rest of the field, but did have a couple memorable moments when he criticized Christians for not supporting a minimum wage hike and took a shot at President Trump for not serving in the military.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) July 31, 2019
Buttigieg: "We will deal with climate if and only if we win the presidency … Nominate me, and you get to see the president of the United States stand next to an American war veteran and explain why he chose to pretend to be disabled when it was his chance to serve." pic.twitter.com/bu7Rqo1dvM
— Axios (@axios) July 31, 2019
Are you ready for night two? We’ll have a preview up later today and be sure to check out our podcast where we discuss last night’s debate more in depth and talk about who won and who lost.