Six of the Democrats clown car of 2020 Presidential candidates sparred over war and trade, gender and health care, in the donkey’s 118th debate in Des Moines, Iowa, on Tuesday.
With the Iowa Caucus set to take place in less than three weeks, it was the last chance for the delusional Democrat pretenders to give their best ‘Free, Not Free‘ giveaway pitch to Iowa voters.
The former vice president, and human gaffe machine Joe Biden showing fresh signs of competitiveness in Iowa and New Hampshire, and who still leads in polls nationally, needed only say as little as possible to remain the leader and he largely delivered it.
Clueless Joe benefited greatly by staying out of the flap between progressive Elizabeth Warren and simpleminded socialist Bernie Sanders over whether he once told her a woman could not win the White House in 2020.
When Sanders did turn his attention to Biden, it was regarding issues that have long been part of Biden’s record as a senator praising both George W. Bush and supporting the Iraq war as well as his support for global trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Bottom line: Biden’s ship stayed on course.
Here are the big winners and losers of the 118th 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate.
Former Vice President Joe Biden:
Coming into the night bar Joe Biden was set up to have his hair plugs set on fire by other Democrats attacking his latest faux pas‘ over Iraq and Iran.
But like the spineless jellyfish they are, they never attacked and Clueless Joe made no big mistakes. Essentially, Joe Biden won the night by keeping his gaffe-prone mouth closed.
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg:
Lil Petey scored big as the lone outsider and by answering every question in a way that never truly gave an answer except to drive home the point that Washington is broken and he can fix it.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar:
She’s an effective storyteller who knows how to drive home a point. And her Midwestern pragmatism stood out in a field of delusional la la land liberal Democrats.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren:
Warren was ready for the much-anticipated question about the electability of a female nominee and she answered it just as you would expect, bland and lifeless.
The biggest news Pocahontas made all night happened after the debate when she showed Bernie that she didn’t bring her Peace Pipe.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders:
He’s been running for president non-stop for the past six years, but like his decades in Congress, he hasn’t actually done anything in all that time.
Bernie Sanders basically spent the debate delivering pieces of his stump speech.
In the end, if you were a Bernie Bro coming in, you loved it, if you weren’t then Bernie did nothing except take up space.
Billionaire Tom Steyer:
There’s no rationale for Tom Steyer to be on this stage other than the DNC needed the payoff. His spot could have gone to Cory Booker to break up the whiteness of the oh, so diversified Democrats.