It was a good one. The candidates showed voters that the nation has people of substance to choose from and I found it inspiring that they all spoke of the importance of unifying the nation. They were reaching out to all Americans.
No one in particular ran away with it but I think Warren and Biden are beginning to edge out the rest of the group.
Medicare for All will be the crucial issue throughout the race. It will probably sink Sanders since he’s taken the most extreme position, that of pushing the program from day one in office. The issue could end up damaging Warren also, but she’s starting to sound a more gradualist approach so she’ll fare better than the Vermont Senator.
Biden surprised me in that he appears to be growing stronger as the campaign moves on. He stumbled once but held up pretty well overall.
Booker was spirited, as were Klobuchar, Yang, Steyer, Buttigieg, Steyer, Harris and Gabbard.
One of them will end up being the Vice-presidential candidate.
If Warren wins the nomination, she’ll likely not choose Biden as VP but if Biden is the winner, he will pick a woman from the group of Warren, Klobuchar and Harris.
Who will Warren choose as running mate? I think she’ll go with Booker, with Yang and Buttigieg having a chance at it.
The new entries in the race, Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick, have little chance to catch up. They were too late to get going.
The next debate is in Los Angeles in early December.