Former Vice President Joe Biden touts his past successes with war and foreign policy and discusses his future plans.
Same stage. Same rules. But the Democrats’ second back-to back debate is fueled by star power — including former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg; and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Debate night No. 2 marks the first time top-tier presidential candidates will confront one another in person over who is best fit to lead the Democratic effort to oust President Donald Trump in 2020.
The sheer star power of the showdown Thursday at 9 p.m. Eastern amps up the pressure on candidates to stand out, pile on, fend off attacks or just survive. It’s Joe Biden’s night to show he commands the field. But it’s Bernie Sanders’ chance to show he’s the one who understands today’s Democratic Party. Pete Buttigieg could try to sound like a leader on the national stage, and Kamala Harris may aim to make a more personal impression.
For all 10 candidates on stage in Miami, the forum is a chance to make Americans picture them as formidable foes to Trump over two hours of lightning-round questions.
Here’s what to watch on the second night of the first presidential debates, airing on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo and steaming on this website:
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