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Progressive senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren share the debate stage for the first time in the 2020 primary race; Kristin Fisher reports from Detroit with a preview.
DETROIT – stand in the middle of the stage, tonight in the first of two second-round of the Democratic primary debates.
But every firework between Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders can be muted – even in the fight for the progressive heart of the Democratic party.
“Bernie and I are friends, forever. And certainly long before I ever in politics of any kind,” Warren told Fox News over the weekend. And on the eve of the debate, she told reporters: “you see, I am against anyone.”
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Instead, the often-allied senators are more likely to face attacks on their far-reaching agenda in the field of less well-known, if also combative, center-left candidate, who warned that such ideas are too expensive, “impossible” and a political gift to President Trump.
If the apparent weapons may still stand between Warren and Sanders, a key test will be whether parry actually these attacks.
Thanks to their well-received performance in the last month, the first round of the debate, the populist democratic senator from Massachusetts bound for the second place with their fellow progressive senator from Vermont in the latest national and early-primary and caucus voting state polling, behind the front-runner, former Vice-President Joe Biden.
And Warren is also a grassroots fundraising machine, announcing last week that she came to Sanders as the only two candidates in the record field of two dozen candidates who have dragged the individual contributions from more than 1 million donors.
Warren told Fox News that she sees the debate as “an opportunity to talk about my vision for what is broken in America, that we have a country that works better and better, a thinner and thinner slice at the top and not the work for all other. And I hope that the candidates talk about their vision.”
With Warren now to enter Sanders ‘tyre’ once-large lead in the fight for the party of the left, one might expect Sanders to aim at its rivals. But that doesn’t seem to be his strategy.
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“Intelligence” is what Sanders – an independent who is running his second straight for the White house – recently said, when asked what he expected from the distribution of the in the middle of the stage with Warren.
And Sanders ‘ campaign manager Faiz Shakir said before, that his chief and Warren is “agreement” on most political issues.
But Mo Elleithee, the founding executive director of the Georgetown University, Institute for politics and Public service and Fox News contributor, pointed out that “Bernie’s campaign is facing major challenges. He is still a top-tier candidate, but he was on course for a downward while Warren is already on an upward trend.”
“He has to do something to stand out. He must do something to regain his footing,” he added. “Up until now, his favorite film was Biden. But Biden is not on the stage.”
Elleithee, a senior spokesman for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, which later served as the communications director for the Democratic National Committee, predicted Sanders can target the former Vice-President “, although not to the same level.”
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Both Sanders and Warren hope, about her time in front of a national audience in prime time, the contrast of their “fat” progressive agendas with the more incremental approach in favour of Biden.
“I want to see us make real changes in this country to make the structural change. In this country is. And I think we can do it. We can do it together,” Warren said.
If Warren and Sanders do, to be attacked, the incoming fire will likely come from some of the centrist candidates will share tonight the stage – including former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and former Rep. John Delaney from Maryland.
On the eve of the debate, Hickenlooper tweeted that Warren “has some great ideas, have an even greater cost. We proved it in Colorado, you need to reach any big, expensive government programs, progressive goals. Let’s talk about tomorrow night.”
And hours before the showdown, Delaney Fox News gave a preview of his plan of attack.
“I’m on real solutions, not impossible promises. I want to point out is what other people put more promises to be possible,” he said. “If we lose on some of these things, to Donald Trump.”
Rep. Tim Ryan from Ohio, another multi-shot for the nomination, including a preview of his line of attack against Warren and Sanders.
You asked about the “Medicare for all,” he said on Fox News hours before the debate that “I think you can take a seat way private insurance… This is a bad idea, and it is bad policy.”
Warren said she is ready to defend turf.
Asked if they will return ready to fire, Warren told Fox News: “I’m always ready… I am ready to defend you, all my plans, because they are important and they are things that affect the lives of all the people in this country.”
But she stressed that, the negative, which is not during the debates, “the point. This is really a chance for the Democrats to say America is their affirmative vision of what we should do in this country.”
And Warren appeared to take a page of the statement, “I think slashing on some of their rivals,, it is enough to say” do not trump.’ I think we need to come to us and say: ‘here’s how we see it. Here is how we think it is broken and here is how we intend to fix it.'”
For Hickenlooper, Delaney, and the other lower tier candidates on the stage tonight-Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Rep. Tim Ryan from Ohio, and best-selling spiritual author Marianne Williamson — tonight’s showdown could be your last best chance to make a splash. With the Democratic National Committee significantly raising the threshold values for the third and fourth rounds of debates, more than half of the current area may not qualify.
Two other White house hopefuls on today’s stage – South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Rep. Beto O’rourke of Texas – have already qualified for the upcoming rounds of the debates. And Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is closing when the threshold is reached.
O’rourke rose after jumping into the race at the beginning of March, but he has seen his poll numbers and his fundraising numbers are on the decline in recent months. This debate gives him a chance to make a second impression.
Buttigieg is seen, his survey of the plateau values in the last few weeks, though, he dragged campaign cash than any other democratic candidate during the April-June second-quarter of fundraising.
Note on the potential debate stage faceoff between the two candidates, Elleithee said in advance that “if I Buttigieg, I’m going to ignore Beto. And If I’m Beto, I’m going to try and take you out Buttigieg.”