2020 Democrats is to stand in the debate tonight: 8 things to see

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Between the Hunter controversy, Bernie Sanders’ heart attack, and a lot more drama Biden, the upcoming debate will have the voltages in an all-time high; Jacqui Heinrich reporting.

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, For the first time in the night to Wednesday a record-setting 12 candidates are scheduled to face-off on the same stage a presidential primary showdown, the top of the 11 Republican contenders shared the limelight four years ago for a 2016 GOP presidential primary debate.

But, this is only the first of many factors that this the showdown – the first in a month – are.


“For the last Democratic debate, the election campaign has shifted dramatically. Tonight is the first big meeting since the opening of the impeachment inquiry,” the former Democratic National Committee Chairman, the Fox News contributor Donna Brazile, said.

The debate also comes as Joe Biden lost his long-held status as the undisputed frontrunner. The former Vice President suddenly became the neck-and-neck with Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts for the top spot in many national and early voting state polls. And, Biden was left in the dust in the race for campaign cash, with both Warren and fellow progressive champion Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, each topping to it of about $10 million in the July-September the third quarter of fundraising.

A view of the stage in Westerville, Ohio, hours before the fourth round of the debate on Tuesday.

The showdown comes two weeks after the 78-year-old Sanders suffered a heart attack. The debate is set, on the occasion of his return in the election campaign, and questions about his health and stamina, the independent senator in his second straight run the White house, to be put under the microscope.

With all this in mind, here are eight things are to be seen, to participate in the debate.


The debate is the first since the house Democrats, a formal accusation was launched request in the President Trump is July 25 call with the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky, in the Trump Zelensky asked to investigate Biden and his son Hunter on their operations in the Eastern European countries. Fueled by the whistleblower complaints, and a transcript of the conversation released by the White house, the Democrats argued that the President was interfering with the pressure of a foreign country in a US election.


Adding to the controversy is the fact that prior to the call, millions of U.S. military assistance to Ukraine had been put on hold; finally, it was released in September. Despite the claims that Trump was using that money as leverage, the President insisted repeatedly that he did nothing wrong. He said there was no “quid pro quo” and on numerous occasions his conversation with the Ukrainian leader has described as “perfect.”

While all of the candidates supported on the stage, the impeachment of the President, the charge request is significantly overshadowed the showdown, but it will dominate the debate, the race at the expense of other top topics in the Democrats ‘” presidential nomination?

“There is a real danger that the substance of the debate is limited by the impeachment request,” warned veteran political scientist Wayne Lesperance, Vice-President of academic Affairs at New England College.

Biden and Biden

While only a Biden on the stage, is a further certainly be part of the conversation. While the former Vice President is expected to charge frame the race as a fight between him and the Republican incumbent, he will most likely Biden will face questions about his son just hours after Hunter, the first public interview since the beginning of the Ukrainian controversy.

When the President defended himself against charges that he and his colleagues have tried, instead, to light the three-piece.

Hunter Biden on the Board of the Ukrainian energy company while his father was Vice-President was served. Trump and fellow Republicans have made the question of how Biden – Vice-President squeezed in 2016 for the dismissal of the Ukrainian Prosecutor who was looking into the corruption in the company. The public Prosecutor’s office – which had faced widespread accusations of view on the corruption in his own office, and later was released.

Biden, defending his actions in the Ukraine, said, “there is no truth [Trump] of the accusations and attacks against me and my son. Zero.”

Trump is asked again and again, Hunter the role of Biden on the board of a Chinese private-equity firm. Last Sunday, Hunter Biden resigned from the company and on Tuesday morning – just hours before the debate – broke his silence in an interview with ABC News’ “Good Morning America”.

The younger Biden claims that he did nothing improper while he served on the Board of the Ukrainian energy company. But he acknowledged that the adoption was in the lucrative position, in retrospect, “bad decision.”

Some of Biden ‘ s lower-tier rivals, looking for a breakout moment, might be tempted to criticize him about the optics, that he should sit his son in the Supervisory boards of foreign companies, while he, as a vice president. However, it can be a slippery slope to overthrow because none of the Democrats seeking, Trump want to play in his playbook by targeting the three-piece.

Sanders’ Health

“I’m ready,” Sanders said in an E-Mail to supporters on Monday.

While all of the candidates will be under the spotlight, lights extra bright for Sanders, which is a unique challenge in need, to show that he has a step is not lost, and the source of concerns that he may not be up to speed.


Analysts pointed out, Sanders would need to show strength and agility, but the question would be for his rival, whether it is a fair game for them, concerns about his health. There are questions about the late Sen. John McCain’s medical condition during the 2008 campaign and about the health of both candidates four years ago were.

Sanders vs. Warren

Apart from some sniping from some of his top advisers, Sanders has criticized Warren, as they went, usually passing him in the polls in the past two months.

This is the reason why his labelling of his friend, and the populist senator who produced a progressive policy proposal to the other – as a “capitalist” out of so many messages this weekend.


“There are differences between Elizabeth and me,” Sanders said in an interview on Sunday on ABC News “this Week.” “Elizabeth, I think, as you know, has said that a capitalist, by your bones. I’m not there.”

Sanders wants to draw further contrasts with the rising Warren at the debate?

A former Sanders consultant – the for months raised alarms, Warren, instead of Biden, was the real threat – said the drawing of distinctions can be a necessity.

“Unfortunately, it is a sign of concern on the part of Bernie and his camp that Warren beats him with the voters he needs,” said Kurt Ehrenberg, a top adviser to Sanders in New Hampshire and the 2016 and 2020 campaigns, which recently parted ways with the campaign.

An aggressive Biden?

The former Vice President seemed to have a second wind last week during two speeches in New Hampshire, when Biden gave a full-throated thrashing of Trump when he called the President’s impeachment for the first time. Is that the aggressive style of choice to fight on the debate stage in Ohio?

“One of the problems I am finding, I have to be more aggressive,” Biden recognized during a fundraiser last week in California. “I had to counter some of the difficulties, to know, to.”

Senior Biden, campaign advisers told Fox News hours before the debate that the “what you hear tonight of the VP, that first and foremost, we have the focus on Donald Trump’ s unprecedented abuse of power.”

Back in the spotlight

Healthcare – specifically the inner party has to fight for “Medicare for all”,” immigration, race relations, and other internal-oriented questions dominated the discourse in the first three rounds of the debates. Foreign policy mostly been relegated to garbage time late in the showdowns, when the number of viewers decreased.

But, with the Turkish attack on the North of Syria, unfolds soon after the President to withdraw the US move troops which fighters fought alongside Kurdish forces against the ISIS, questions about Trump’s record on the world stage could be back in the spotlight.

Could benefit the candidate with foreign policy experience. Besides the obvious – Biden – such a discussion could give the two veterans in the field who have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii – a moment to Shine.

Looking for a breakout moment

The debate could provide the opportunity, the mid-tier candidate looking for a outstanding moment in front of millions of viewers, the voting starts with less than four months until Iowa. Buttigieg, Sens. Kamala Harris, California, Cory Booker from New Jersey and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, and former Rep. Beto O’rourke of Texas sought to gain some traction and break the narrative that the race was a three-way dispute between Biden, Warren, and Sanders.

So the business man and billionaire environmental and progressive activist Tom Steyer is making his first appearance on the debate stage.

Buttigieg to come in a likely tease of things – took aim at Warren and Sanders for the proposal to scrap the private health insurance, such as his Medicare is touted-for-all-who-want-it-plan a new digital display hours before the debate.

“Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren believe that we have the power to take us to Medicare for all, which the private insurance companies is abolished,” the narrator says in the ad.

Unpredictable Moments

Gabbard made headlines in the second round of the debate in July, if you fire at the goal, Harris took a way to the former California attorney general ‘ s record as a Prosecutor. Last week, she made headlines when she threatened to boycott the debate in protest against the “rigging”, the debates and the race for the nomination by the democratic National Committee and its media partners.


Gabbard announced on Monday morning that they would take part in the debate, after all, and her scheduled appearance after the missed qualification for the September showdown – had analysts wondering what you had more up here sleeve.

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro has also been on the search to a couple of news. Castro – whose attacks on Biden, and age of memory in the September debate backfired, according to many analysts, will appear on the stage, what could possibly be the last time.

With the threshold values increases for the November showdown, Castro made a fundraising pitch to supporters, telling them “I refuse to let me, tonight is my last time on the debate stage.”

A great debate moment would achieve a boost to the new qualifying criteria.

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