Who won last night’s big debate in Nevada? We certainly know who lost it — Mike Bloomberg, in an almost Greek-tragedy sequence after his campaign’s hubristic call for the other candidates to withdraw from the race before he even stepped onstage. One could make the argument from that point that everyone who had a hand in Bloomberg’s destruction can claim to have won something in the debate. Call it the Murder on the Orient Express Debate, in that sense.
But if Bloomberg’s destruction is the measure, then first prize would have to go to the opponent who cut the deepest and the earliest, and that would be Elizabeth Warren. She’s getting her fair share of credit on line in the hours afterward, the BBC reports:
US Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren is being praised online for her fiery performance in a televised debate on Wednesday. …
The tone for the night was set when Ms Warren, a former teacher who has talked about her experiences of discrimination and unequal pay, branded Mr Bloomberg a “billionaire who calls women fat broads and horse-faced lesbians”. She repeatedly attacked his record on women’s rights, referring to private agreements he made to settle sexual harassment and hostile workplace lawsuits.
She continued her criticism in a tweet after the debate saying: “I hope you heard what Mayor Bloomberg’s defence of decades of mistreatment of women was: ‘I’ve been nice to some women.'”
The post was widely shared and #WarrenForTheWin was a top trend on Twitter on Thursday.