BREAKING NEWS! Op-Ed in LifeZette – November’s Democratic Debate: A Real Turkey
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, ahead now in both Iowa and New Hampshire, had the most to gain and to lose in Atlanta on Wednesday night during the Democratic Debates.
What a difference one month makes. It wasn’t that long ago that former Vice President Joe Biden was in the lead and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, was polling in the single digits. Not anymore.
Mayor Pete is now the 2020 Democratic frontrunner in Iowa by 11 points and in New Hampshire by 10 points.
And, if that isn’t enough, since the 2020 Democratic hopefuls took the debate stage in October, Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), along with two other “squad” members, have endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — while with the fourth squad member, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), putting her support behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
Then there’s the Hillary-Tulsi feud, the result of a podcast interview done last month when Hillary Clinton suggested the Russians are “grooming” an unnamed Democrat who’s running in the presidential primary to run ultimately as a third-party candidate to support their interests. Really?
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) didn’t take the insinuation lying down and challenged Clinton to jump into the race. She hasn’t (as of this moment, anyway), but former New York City mayor, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, has taken steps to enter 2020, and so has former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. Meanwhile, both former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan have dropped out of this race.
In addition, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has cut staff and restructured her campaign after dropping in the polls; and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro did not qualify to participate in this November debate.
Which brings us to what actually happened on Wednesday night in Atlanta — and the answer is not much.
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