Skip to comments.Buttigieg fends off attacks, takes on far-left flank at debate; Biden stumbles with Harris gaffe
Posted on 11/20/2019 11:03:56 PM PST by knighthawk
Pete Buttigieg, whose popularity has surged in recent days, found himself the sudden target of attacks at Wednesday night's fifth Democratic primary debate but sought to stay on the offensive and make an appeal to the country's political middle with a blunt rebuke of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders' "Medicare-for-all" plan.
He was joined by several other candidates on stage in going after the health care overhaul, putting the party's far-left candidates on their heels over what Buttigieg called their "divisive" and unrealistic approach.
Reflecting the ever-shifting dynamic in the race, meanwhile, Joe Biden had a mixed performance -- projecting foreign policy strength and siding with Buttigieg against the liberal wing on health care, while also suffering some stumbles on the debate stage. Until recently the unrivaled front-runner in the race, Biden competed for attention Wednesday with three other top-tier candidates -- Warren, Sanders and Buttigieg -- but flubbed when he erroneously stated in front of Sen. Kamala Harris that he had the support of the "only" black woman elected to the Senate.
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Buttigieg and “far left flank”. Human and political? Sounds about right.
Oh, did you watch it? I didn’t. Won’t.
For the record, Biden was probably correct: if Carol Mosely Braun supports him. Harris is part jamaican, iirc.
If so, he was throwing shade and that won’t be received well.
There aren’t any black women currently in the Senate so maybe he did mean Carol Mosely Braun. Not that many people outside of Illinois would remember her.
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