Progressives vs. centrists battled over healthcare.
The candidates tried to outdo each other on gun reform.
In response to Joe Biden's criticism of her proposed executive actions on guns, Kamala Harris references Barack Obama's slogan: "Hey Joe—instead of saying, 'No we can't' let's say, 'Yes we can."— ABC News (@ABC) September 13, 2019
"Let's be constitutional," Biden responds.https://t.co/INdRXlIwFs #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/0EZOzkcBhM
Joe Biden pivoted when Jorge Ramos asked him about deportations.
At the halfway point, Joe Biden, Cory Booker, and Elizabeth Warren have spoken the most so far.
Did Kamala Harris just make the first Wizard of Oz reference on a presidential debate stage?
Nicely delivered Harris line about Trump being like the Wizard of Oz, when you pull back the curtain “it’s a really small dude.” I know it’s cheap, but I get her technique tonight, to hit on the stuff that freaks him out & draw him into a confrontation.— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) September 13, 2019
Fwiw, the corny jokes are basically all landing at this bar in suburban Michigan where I am watching with the Democratic club. People looooved the Kamala Wizard of Oz bit— Molly Hensley-Clancy (@mollyhc) September 13, 2019
This debate is very foreign policy-heavy.
Climate change entered the conversation, as expected.
Beto's campaign echoed Elizabeth Warren's catchphrase to double down on his anti-gun stance.
While the candidates argued about education, Warren reminded us she's the only one who's been a teacher.
Things got personal.
There wasn't one mention of reproductive rights the entire debate.
Reproductive rights are under greater threat than they've been since before Roe v. Wade.— Emmy Bengtson (@EmmyA2) September 13, 2019
We've had a three-hour, 10-candidate #DemDebate for the presidency and not a single question *or mention* about that crisis.
But ok. We don't need a candidate who runs on women's rights.