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Fri Sep 13, 2019, 06:12 PM

Warren fans will esp. appreciate this - from the NYT

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/13/opinion/debate-winners-losers.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

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Reply Warren fans will esp. appreciate this - from the NYT (Original post)
bloom Sep 13 OP
BlueMTexpat Sep 14 #1
B Stieg Sep 15 #2
humbled_opinion Sep 16 #3

Response to bloom (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2019, 05:47 AM

1. Thanks for posting!

Happily I have not yet exhausted my quota of free NYT articles this month.

For those who have exhausted their quota, Elizabeth Warren received an average score of 7.5/10 (the highest!) from eleven columnists and contributors. Most others were clustered around 5.2/10-6.2/10, with Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O'Rourke, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar in that order. Julian Castro was at 4.6/10 and Andrew Yang was at 3.4/10.

Most columnists made good points, for better or for worse. Some - like Maureen Dowd - were predictably snarky.

Here are some of the better takeaways on Warren:

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Michelle Goldberg (7/10) — She’s so good at this, but still hasn’t figured out how to address the anxieties a lot of people have about Medicare for All. And it was disappointing that she didn’t get to engage more with Biden, especially on issues like the 2005 bankruptcy bill.

David Leonhardt (8/10) — No Democratic politician today, on that stage or not, is better at communicating economic ideas. She makes them personal and political. Still she’s vulnerable on Medicare for All.
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Melanye Price (9/10) — She feels more emotionally authentic and accessible than any other candidate. She gets to the heart of things about educational costs and what it feels like to claw for opportunities when the odds seem stacked against you. While most of the candidates tonight seemed battle weary, she came off as roaring to fight more.
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Tanzina Vega (8/10) — Warren may have a plan for everything but she continued to skirt the question about how much her health care plan would raise taxes on American families. But she is consistent, and at a certain point maybe Democratic voters will also agree that she “knows what’s broken” and “how to fix it.”


Her lowest score was 5/10 (Pete Wehner). Unsurprisingly. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Wehner

But Pete rated Cory Booker at 7/10, Kamala, Pete, Joe and Amy at 6/10, Bernie at 5/10, Beto at 4/10, Andrew at 3/10, and Julian at 2/10, so 5/10 was still fairly respectable from him.

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Sun Sep 15, 2019, 03:48 AM

2. She's really the only candidate...

who seems to have improved as a campaigner, and her moves are reflected in increasingly good polls.

Go get 'em, EW!

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Response to B Stieg (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 16, 2019, 03:58 PM

3. She has ignited a movement.

I love Bernie, but it is EW that will carry his banner over the finish line. No other candidate is getting the turnout and sparking the passion that she does. She is the next President of the USA.

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