- The trail to the 2020 Presidential Election continues to heat up as the Fourth Democratic Debate just took place.
- Elizabeth Warren, the Senator from Massachusetts, continues to take the edge over her opponents.
- After his appearance, former Vice President Joe Biden looks like his campaigning days may soon be over.
WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The fourth Democratic debate took place in Ohio last week and of the twelve candidates on stage, some walked away winners while others walked away losers. Come June 2020, one will be chosen for the 2020 Presidential Election ballot. Of the twelve, there are five candidates that stood out the most with their chances of taking it all the way after the debate.
The top two Democratic nominees are Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren and Former Vice President Joe Biden. Warren has continued to climb to the head of the pack after Kamala Harris lost her footing as the frontrunner earlier in the campaign. While she has refused to acknowledge that her Medicare-for-all plan will indeed raise taxes, Warren holds the greatest odds (-120) of representing the Democratic party for the 2020 Presidential Election.
Biden is right underneath Warren with odds of (+400). However, there may be a change coming as Biden continues to confuse the public. Although he is only 76 years old, every time Biden speaks, he makes no sense. Last month was one of those times when responding on schools that are in poorer areas.
“Play the radio, make sure the television, excuse me, make sure you have the record player on at night, the ― the ― make sure that kids hear words,” said Biden. A kid coming from a very poor school ― a very poor background will hear 4 million words fewer spoken by the time they get there.”
This type of talk has led people to think that Biden is unaware that it is 2019. That’s not a quality that voters want to see in a potential leader of their country.
Senator of Vermont, Bernie Sanders, shocked everyone with his attendance after just having a heart attack. Sanders and Warren seem to run along the same lines in their views for the nation. The fact that Sanders showed up at all proved to the public that even something as serious as a heart attack will not keep him from his public duties. This has only improved his standings in the running for the Democratic nomination. His odds of (+750), putting him in third place, should climb before the next debate, especially if Biden continues with his trail of verbal blunders.
Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg (+800) and Senator of California Kamala Harris (+2000) round out the top five candidates from round four of discussions. Buttigieg held his own on stage with clear and concise responses to all questions. An example of this is when he spoke to Warren about her Medicare-for-all plan.
“I don’t understand why you believe the only way to deliver affordable coverage to everybody is to obliterate private plans, kicking 150 million Americans off of their insurance in four short years,” said Buttigieg. “Your signature, senator, is to have a plan for everything. Except this.”
While Harris may have her odds increase after the debate, according to election odds, she is actually ranked sixth among bookmakers. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang (+1500) is in the number five spot. Harris continues to plummet as she would like to ban President Donald Trump from the social media platform Twitter, having the public question whether she understands America’s right to freedom of speech.
The odds of the remaining twelve candidates from the debate include Representative of Hawaii Tulsi Gabbard (+5000), former Representative of Texas Beto O’Rourke (+6600), New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (+7000), Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar (+10000), philanthropist Tom Steyer (+10000), and former US Secretary of HUD Julian Castro (+12500).
Eight of the twelve candidates from this event have already qualified for the next one. Each politician has until November 13 to make the cut for a stage appearance. The fifth Democratic Debate will take place on November 20 in Atlanta Georgia.