welcome to debate #2, night 2. with night one out of the way, and the expectations set by our first night of candidates, we turn to a much more diverse, much more ideologically separated group of candidates ranging from asian-american technocrat andrew yang to moderate-progressives african-americans in booker and harris, and from berniecrat-type tulsi gabbard to solidly moderate joe biden. it seems likely that we'll see more fireworks today than we did last night, especially given CNN's adversarial lines of questioning in the first night. as always, here are all the details you'd ever need, and probably then some:
i recommend you sort by newest first (or order posted) instead of the default since this thread will likely be semi-active and covering a live event.
How to Watch:
The debate each night will start at 8 p.m. ET and last two hours.
TV broadcast: CNN
Free online stream: CNN.com, CNN apps
Additional coverage: CBS News, NBC News
~ Night 1 (Tuesday, July 30): Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, author Marianne Williamson, former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock. ~
Night 2 (Wednesday, July 31): Former Vice President Joe Biden, California Sen. Kamala Harris, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, business leader Andrew Yang, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet.
A candidate "who consistently interrupts" on Tuesday and Wednesday nights will be penalized by having his or her time reduced.
Campaign representatives have also been told there will be no "lightning round"-type questions requiring a show of hands or one word responses.
The debate will be moderated by Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper. Each of the 10 candidates each night will be allowed to make brief opening and closing statements, the network said.
NPR has 5 questions for this debate:
- Will there be any distinctions drawn between Sanders and Warren?
- Will some of the air be taken out of Sanders' sails because Biden isn't onstage?
- How is race raised?
- Who breaks out?
- Without hand-raising, will we get answers that are as clear?
other pre-debate analysis pieces that may be pertinent to you:
Aftermath of Night One:
- POLITICO: It’s a center-left party after all
- the Atlantic: Elizabeth Warren’s Big Night
- NPR: Sanders And Warren Stand Together: Takeaways From Tuesday's Democratic Debate
- NBC News: The Warren-Sanders wing comes up short
- NPR: 'Impossible Promises' Vs. 'Small Ideas.' Moderates And Progressives Clash At Debate
- the Atlantic: Democratic Moderates Fade Into the Background
- Buzzfeed: Mayor Pete Has A Plan To Address Systemic Inequality For Black Americans. He Was Barely Able To Talk About It In The Debate.
- Vox: Is it me or is Marianne Williamson making a lot of sense?
- Vox: 3 winners and 4 losers from the first night of the July Democratic debates
- the Guardian: Who won the Democrats' debate? Our panelists' verdict