SALT LAKE CITY — Ten Democratic presidential candidates battled on Tuesday night in a debate on CNN, and social media had a number of reactions.
Overall, Twitter expressed a little bit of boredom from the debate, while also pointing out the highlights from the night.
I tuned in to watch the Democratic debate on CNN but it seems more like Monday Night Football— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) July 31, 2019
Walking out on stage one at a time...this is so stressful— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) July 31, 2019
I do like that you can hear their awkward small talk on mic— Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 31, 2019
I'm imagining that the CNN debate opening fanfare is for an NBA basketball game, and I haven't had to change a thing. They announced the starting lineup. They sang. One candidate didn't know what to do with their hands during the national anthem.— kathryn fink (@finkcommakath) July 31, 2019
Biden is doing great tonight.— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 31, 2019
First question of the debate comes *checks watch* 25 minutes in. Gonna be a night.— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) July 31, 2019
This debate is highly effective in that it is bringing out real policy contrasts between the candidates.— Josh Barro (@jbarro) July 31, 2019
Losers of this debate, and every debate: moderators.— David Uberti (@DavidUberti) July 31, 2019
So basically the take away from. this debate is “thank you (Gov/Sen/Mayor/random lady) your time is up.— John Anzalone (@JohnAnzo) July 31, 2019
This feels like Warren's debate.— Michael Barbaro (@mikiebarb) July 31, 2019
Bernie won early, Warren won late.— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) July 31, 2019
The moderates got plenty of time tonight, but so much of it was to showcase how at odds they are with Warren/Sanders. Just very hard to run that way. Bill Clinton is often touted as a moderate who was able to won a Dem nomination, but even he got to go to the left in the primary.— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) July 31, 2019
https://twitter.com/richardhtx/status/1156377530426957830Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had a big moment when he began to wave his hands.
Sanders is scoring on everyone tonight.— Philip Bump (@pbump) July 31, 2019
Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan had a strong night as well, according to social media,
Tim Ryan is the only candidate who does not have his hand over his heart on stage during the National Anthem— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) July 31, 2019
Tim Ryan is en fuego. May be the strongest debater so far. Regularly winning exchanges with Bernie.— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) July 31, 2019
And author Marianne Williamson had a rather impressive night in the eyes of tweeters.
There is absolutely no way Marianne Williamson isn’t a hologram secretly sponsored by Whole Foods— Caroline Moss (@CarolineMoss) July 31, 2019
Marianne Williamson is not that into policy details, which gives her a huge advantage in communicating to voters, who are not that into policy details either.— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) July 31, 2019
CNN obviously spooked by the "oops, we made Trump president" experience into not giving Williamson the space and air she deserves.— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) July 31, 2019
Marianne Williamson probably isn't going to be president but I could totally see her as Secretary of Love.— Scott Lincicome (@scottlincicome) July 31, 2019
So we just watched Marianne Williamson win the race portion of the debate.— Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) July 31, 2019
Williamson legit outshining most of the candidates on that stage— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) July 31, 2019