If you went into the Democratic debates with a favorite candidate, probably nothing last night changed that. With the field narrowed to 10 candidates, there were fights over health care, immigration and gun control.

Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke had his break out moment when he passionately argued about gun control:
“Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore,” he said.

And people are talking about Castro’s insulting Biden when during the heated debate he accused the former vice president of “forgetting what you said two minutes ago” during an exchange over whether Biden’s health care plan, clearly implying he was too old for the job. The audience gasped and there were scattered boos.

Even New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker took Castro to task, saying he had taken a “cheap shot” and said that “tone and tenor are important.”

Infamously, Harris went after Biden at the last debate but last night she switched strategy and put Trump in her sights, using her entire opening argument to address Trump, even closing by saying “And now, President Trump, you can go back to watching Fox News.”

As always, Pete Buttigieg spoke eloquently and convincingly, especially near the end when he answered the question about resiliency and what he had to overcome, speaking of his time in the military:

“As a military officer serving under ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ and as an elected official in the state of Indiana when Mike Pence was governor,” he said, “at a certain point, when it came to professional setbacks, I had to wonder whether just acknowledging who I was going to be the ultimate career-ending professional setback.”

Watch, someday Buttigieg will be President, though probably not in 2020.

 

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