The Late Show suggested some improvements for the Democratic presidential debate format.
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“Tonight was the last debate before Democratic voting begins in February,” and “for the first time in the election cycle, the Democrats had an all-white debate stage,” Stephen Colbert said on Tuesday’s live Late Show. “Once again, J.Lo. was robbed.” Former Vice President Joe Biden “admitted he was wrong” to vote to authorize the Iraq War, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) “provided some historical context,” he said, and he ribbed Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) for flubbing her “local example of women succeeding in politics.”
But “the big story heading into the debate tonight was the falling-out between Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren,” Colbert said. It flared up over a disagreement on whether Sanders told Warren a woman can’t win the White House in 2020, and “when Bernie was asked about it” at the debate, he “categorically denied the charge.” Asked to respond, “Warren brought down the hammer,” he said, joking that the men on stage had collectively lost more than 10 elections after her answer.
“To a lot of young Democrats, the beef between Bernie and Warren must feel like seeing your parents getting divorced” or “R2-D2 and C3PO become enemies,” Trevor Noah said at The Daily Show. “Bernie was sticking to his story that he never said a woman can’t be president,” and Warren shot back that “maybe none of these men could be president,” he marveled. “Not since Kill Bill have I seen one woman obliterate that many men in one fell swoop.”
Warren “definitely won this exchange, although it would have been a much cleaner victory if …read more
Source:: The Week – Lifestyle