The problem: While some of the second-tier candidates have had solid attention-grabbing campaign moments, none has been able to translate them into durable political gains.
It won't be clear for a week or more whether any of them had true breakout moments. "The truth is every one of the candidates believes that America should do better job in the health care field", said Brady.
But she suggested that only Sanders is invested enough in the plan to ensure it ultimately becomes law.
Candidates qualified for the debate by meeting polling and donor thresholds, which were higher this time than in the last two rounds of debates.
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey preached for "common cause and common purpose" rather than Democrats trying to "demonise and degrade each other".
Former Vice President Joe Biden framed the health care debate as a struggle between two Democratic figures. "I know that Castro had some really legitimate concerns".
However, the next debate in OH could have even more candidates participate.
Democratic presidential candidate former tech executive Andrew Yang is introduced before the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center in Houston, Texas on September 12, 2019.
Biden says he wants to preserve the Obama-era Affordable Care Act but add a public option. It gave skilled but less popular candidates like Klobuchar, Booker, O'Rourke, and Castro a chance to have voters hear them.
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Still, the spotlight shone most brightly on the top three candidates: They were the target of barbs.
If Biden is elected, he would be 78 on Inauguration Day, older on his first day as president than Ronald Reagan was when he left office in January 1989.
Warren, for the most part, aimed her criticism at corruption and the political system, not her rivals. Biden challenged Sanders and Warren to defend the costs of Medicare-for-All proposals. That time did not come Thursday.
In response, Sanders and Warren said Medicare-for-All proposals would lower USA residents' out-of-pocket health care costs.
Responding to Biden, Sanders stated the obvious: "I wrote the damn bill".
Biden took a swipe at Warren for dodging a question about whether middle-class families would see their taxes go up under Medicare for All. I have confidence it's an ideally marvelous thought.
Biden weathered sustained criticism from his rivals at the debate on Thursday, including a barb about his mental fitness from 44-year-old Julián Castro.
Biden survived the jab, and it was a low point of the three debates for Castro, who was immediately upbraided by commentators pointing out that it was he, and not Biden, who had his facts wrong.
The other candidates on the stage have not yet managed even a plateau.
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California Sen. Kamala Harris, who co-sponsored Sanders" bill, sold her plan as a " "Medicare for All' plan", though it is substantially different from what Sanders has proposed. In Thursday's debate, he landed one of the stronger critiques of Medicare for All, for denying people the ability to choose private health insurance: "I trust the American people to make the right choice for them", he said.
The field of twenty candidates still in the race could quickly change, with the October first deadline to qualify for the next debate.
Biden said voters themselves would decide what the Democratic party wants.
All around the debate, she over and over defended her assist for the thought, but she let Sanders punch serve at Biden when the passe vice president raised questions about its label. Only 10 candidates met the stricter set of qualifications for the third debate.
But majority continue to give the sense that they're waiting for one of the top three to falter.
Several major events are on the campaign schedule in coming weeks.
No issue has defined the early months of the nomination fight more than health care, which has emerged as a powerful proxy in the broader fight for the party's soul in the age of Trump. Biden rambled in chatting about his support of instructors, the lack of resources for educators and at a person level seemed to encourage mom and dad to enjoy records for their small children to grow their vocabulary just before segueing into talk of Latin The usa.
But in the five months since Biden announced his candidacy, he has maintained his polling position as front-runner despite all that.
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