in the vicinityVideoTop Biden helpers respond to the first Democratic presidential debate, in the preview, night two
Kate Bedingfield, Biden, Deputy campaign manager, and Symone Sanders, a senior Biden, campaign consultant, join Ed Henry in Miami.
Four of the five top-polling White House contenders will be on stage tonight, which is calculated as the main event in the first round of the Democratic presidential primary debates.
But grab the most attention and generating the most friction is likely, the two veteran candidates are in the middle of the stage – the former Vice-President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
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Biden is the clear front-runner right now in the nomination race is expected to be in front of enemy fire from his rivals. Some of these shocks could come from Sanders, a vocal-Biden-critic, the former Vice-President of the nearest competitor in the polls. And Sanders may also have to Dodge arrows over his brand of democratic socialism, which some argue, is moving the party too far to the left
The former Vice-President of the name remained, remarkably, during the Wednesday night is the first debate in which none of the 10 contenders – including frequent Biden critics of sen. Elizabeth Warren took the opportunity to jab at the front runner. But it is not a safe bet, that will be the case tonight.
“Everyone expects Biden to huge fireworks between Bernie Sanders and Joe,” said Zac Petkanas, a Democratic consultant who served as Director of rapid response for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
The progressive senator from Vermont, has fought the possible candidacy of Hillary Clinton in a bid for 2016 democratic nomination race, was met with Biden in the past two months over his vote in favor of the Iraq war, his support of the free trade agreement, his authoring the 1994 crime bill, argue critics, has led to the disproportionate incarceration of minorities, its “mean” climate change-a proposal and its benefit events with top-dollar donors.
“The Sanders campaign consistently saw Biden to act as a foil,” said Petkanas.
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Before the second debate, Sanders gave no indication that he would be the showdown to launch broadsides against Biden in the debate.
“We look forward to a serious debate about the serious issues facing the working families in this country,” Sanders told reporters. “I’m sure it will be a hard-hitting issue-oriented discussion, and that is what the American people want.”
The friction between Biden and Sanders symbolizes the democratic party’s most important ideological struggle between pragmatism during the administration of President Barack Obama’s administration and Sanders’ push to move the party to the left in the direction of democratic socialism.
It’s not just Sanders, who was ready, the former Vice-President. The two candidates stand next to Biden and Sanders have choked to death on the front-runner. Sr., Kamala Harris, from California, criticized Biden on the bill and the 37-year-old in South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg has repeatedly stressed that it is time for a “new leadership” and a change of generation, an indirect fire against the 76-year-old Ex-Vice-President.
Biden comes from the hardest week of his White house bid. His unforced error remember how he found common ground with the racial segregation senators spotlight has offered his ability to get things done, his opponents new ammunition. It is likely to come to in the debate.
Date, Biden is apart from the return fire.
Asked earlier this month if he would remain cautious on the debate stage, Biden told Fox News “I think the worst thing we could do is, in a match where we one after the other in the Democratic party. So I’m going to try my best not to have a negative relation to my opponents.”
While he did not “vowed to go to someone else’s level when they launch attacks,” Biden added that he would “respond to allegations that” fixed “the facts straight.”
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And a day before the showdown, Biden adviser predicted their candidate would go up, even if his rival went low and told Fox News that he would stick to the topics
For other on the debate stage, there is a disadvantage to the front-runner could.
Petkanas pointed out that “the great danger” the candidates are facing is how to “with the other applicants and show differences and contrasts, without damaging themselves and other candidates remain in the battle, to emerge victorious at the end of this long slog.”
The debate is also an opportunity for Harris and Buttigieg – the other top-tier candidates on the stage. Harris, a former California attorney General and San Francisco district attorney – it is expected that the case to a national audience, thanks to their prosecution capabilities, it is toe to go, the best democratic contender to toe with Republican presidents, Donald Trump.
For Buttigieg, the showdown less than two weeks after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white South Bend police officers. The incident drew criticism Buttigieg from the election campaign and the mayor of both minority leaders and the city police union for his handling of the incident.
“There is a real question of whether he should be on the debate stage, or back in South Bend to try mending fences with the community is upset about the police shooting. He really needs to do something positive,” argued democratic strategist and campaign veteran, Jamal Simmons.
Candidate Biden, Sanders, Harris, and Buttigeig on the debate stage Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Michael Bennet of Colorado, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Rep. Eric Swalwell of California, entrepreneur Andrew Yang and best-selling spiritual author Marianne Williamson.
The ideological cleavage is reflected in the first debate, with Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, former Rep. John Delaney from Maryland, and Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio is pushing back against a mostly progressive list of candidates of the Warren will probably play again tonight, with Biden, Hickenlooper and Bennet on the acquisition of the progressive led by Sanders.
For the lower tier of candidates tonight, the mission is to make a splash.
Two of those who made one-percenters break aggressive through on Wednesday evening. The two former housing and urban development Secretary Julian Castro, and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio grabbed the spotlight by tangling with former Rep. Beto O’rourke of Texas. Some of the candidates are on the ends tonight, may try to follow in their footsteps.
The former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile, Fox News contributor, emphasizes on ‘America’s Newsroom,” that “the candidates just need to figure out a way to basically stand out. And, to draw a contrast to each other.”
Veteran democratic consultant and communications strategist Lynda Tran highlighted that the lower-tier candidates “should focus on sharing their vision for the country — in the case of real people, relatable and both show the seriousness with which they would fetch, to the Oval Office and some of their personality.”
But Petkanas warns this could be easier said than done.
“The debate provides a real opportunity for the [lower-tier candidates], but also challenges. To inject, you will be able in the what is calculated as the ‘Bernie-Biden’ and you will be able to use it in a smart way,” he questioned. “There is probably very little oxygen for anything except for Bernie and Biden.”
One of these beats, is the Yang to give their promise, every adult American is a universal basic income of $1,000 per month to grab some of the buzz. He told Fox News on Wednesday, “he jokes half-a-dozen planned.”
And in view of his position on the stage, he quipped that the “only thing standing between me and Biden Buttigieg is.”