Thoughts On the Second Night of the Democratic Debate

Last night, the second night of the 2019 Democratic debate aired. Unlike Wednesday night’s debate, which can be described as moderately quiet, last night can only be described as somewhat akin to a game of top that.

Among the ten candidates, I think that Kamala Harris (D-California) stood out. She was articulate, mature, personable and spoke about the hard truths that our nation must face if we are to heal the racial wounds of the past. Speaking of her experience of being one of the first African-American children to integrate her school district in the 1970’s, I think that she reached out to many of us who don’t think twice about seeing children of color in schools that are predominantly white.

I don’t believe that Joe Biden (D-Delaware) is a racist, but he chose a poor example of working across the aisle. I understand why he made the statement, but it was not the statement I would have chosen if I was in his shoes.

Speaking of Joe Biden, last night showed (at least from my perspective) that his time in politics may be ending. His decades of experience are undeniable, however, his age is showing. We need a candidate who will be able to beat you know who next fall. If last night is an indication of things to come, Biden may not be the candidate to win the 2020 election.

The other statement that I agreed with was John Hickenlooper‘s (D-Colorado) warning about socialism. Personally, I have no opinion, either good or bad about socialism. However, whoever the nominee is will need to be politically locked and loaded to face up against you know who. The charge of socialism, especially in this divided political climate, may be the topic that gets you know who re-elected for another term.

Readers, I’m curious as to what you thought about last night. Did your opinion of any of the candidates change in anyway?

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One response to “Thoughts On the Second Night of the Democratic Debate

  1. I think Kamala was powerful but she lost me when she attacked Joe Biden with her tearful “you hurt me” comment. I can assure you the same tactic will not work with the cretin in the White House and will backfire. I don’t honestly most people are afraid of socialism. It’s a Republican boogie man thing which will work only the most uninformed people who’ve never traveled to so-called “socialist” countries like most of Europe. And that’s what I think.

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