Last Night’s Democratic Candidates Debate

The debate benefited from the reduction of the field from 10 to 7. Biden held up well. Warren was as impassioned as ever, but still not convincing that she would overcome practical problems in achieving her goals. Yang has no chance of being the nominee, but he always has interesting things to say. Klobuchar remains my tentative choice to head the ticket. Steyer should drop out and help finance important senatorial campaigns and, of course, throw his financial weight behind the eventual nominee. Buttigieg is steady and prepared, but I think he would be a poor choice to head the ticket; nor should he be the V-P nominee, who must be someone who inspires a very large minority voter turnout, for example Harris, Booker, or the woman who could be the Democrats’s secret weapon –– Stacey Abrams.