CNN Detroit Debate preview part III: Five questions we’ll have heading into night one

Tomorrow night is the first night of the two night CNN Democratic Presidential primary debates from Detroit Michigan, and the first group of ten candidates will take the the stage to make their case to the American people on why they should be President.

Here is the ten person field for night one:

  • Marianne Williamson
  • Tim Ryan
  • Amy Klobuchar
  • Pete Buttigieg
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Beto O’Rourke
  • John Hickenlooper
  • John Delaney
  • Steve Bullock

Here are some questions we’ll want answered

Bonus* Who wins Warren vs. Sanders?: Part one of my debate preview series was all about these two. You can read that HERE, I’m not including it on this list though.

Can Mayor Pete steal the evening?: All eyes will be on Bernie and Warren but Mayor Pete is still running pretty strong. His head should be a little clearer this time, after the tragic shooting in his South Bend town occurred the weekend before the first debate. He could make some real progress here.

Can Beto pull out of his nosedive?: O’Rourke’s campaign has been dealing with the wrong kind of rumors concerning dysfunction, and lack of direction. He had his moment speaking Spanish in the first debate, but that trick won’t work again. He must have a good night tomorrow or those rumors will only get louder.

Can Amy Klobuchar finally make a lasting impression?: The Minnesota Senator knows what she’s talking about but she’s not moving in the polls. This is because she’s got a monotone delivery and no fire. That must change or the money will eventually run out. Get excited, Amy.

What will Marianne Williamson say?: Hey, she probably won’t be President but she might have some talk show offers when this is over. She’s been compared to a recurring “Frasier” character and a crowd favorite. Just not a serious one. Viewers will be looking forward to see what she’ll be saying from the far side of the stage.

Who fizzles out?: We’ve got some candidates who might be on their last Presidential debate stage. Tim Ryan, John Delaney, John Hickenlooper, they’re all on the clock to make something happen.

Be sure to check back tomorrow, when I’ll preview night two and be sure to read the first two parts of my preview series HERE and HERE.

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