Without a doubt, the incentive structures and circumstances were a bit different for each member of the breakaway group - former Vice President Joe Biden, Massachusetts Sen. "Our choice!" in reference to Warren's policy on charter schools and education.
Warren addressed the crowd and placed an emphasis on Black women.
Warren said she appreciated Carpenter's concerns about her children and grandchildren and that she would look over her plan if the pieces don't fit.
Biden met on Thursday with black Southern mayors before traveling to campaign in SC, where six in 10 Democratic voters are black.
It was no accident that she delivered her remarks in Atlanta, considered the capital of black America.
The fifth Democratic debate unfolded in Atlanta, a city that played a central role in the civil rights movement, and the party's diversity, including two African American candidates, was on display.
Mother-of-two Warren, a front-runner for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination, replies: 'My children went to public schools'.
"They continued this work for $1 a day", she said. "It is not productive, it is not smart and strategically it works against what we need to do which is build coalition".
The evening's celebratory atmosphere was its own testimony to the rising power and influence of black female voters.
The Georgia backdrop for the debate, featuring the cycle's first all-female moderator team, may be fitting for such doubts since Democrat Stacey Abrams was narrowly defeated in the gubernatorial race past year - raising her party's hopes of winning a state in 2020 the GOP has consistently carried in recent presidential cycles. The presidential candidate, who once favored charter schools earlier in her career, now proposes banning many of them. Biden met Thursday with a group of prominent black Southern mayors, including Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms, who has emerged as one of his top campaign surrogates. "The federal government helped create the racial divide in this country through decades of active, state-sponsored discrimination, and that means the federal government has an obligation to fix it". "But that's just part of what we've seen". "But let's also get those independents and moderate Republicans who can not stomach (Trump) anymore".
A more realistic way that President Donald Trump will leave his office is through his defeat in the 2020 election.
Joe Biden made a cringeworthy gaffe at Wednesday night's Democratic debate when he said he enjoys the support of "the only African-American woman that's ever been elected to the United States Senate" as Senator Kamala Harris stood across the stage.
Antjuan Seawright, a Democratic consultant in SC, said Buttigieg should expect more scrutiny now that he's a consensus top-tier candidate. The first African-American woman. I come out of a black community, in terms of my support.
So far, there's no empirical evidence that Warren has answered those questions for them.
Klobuchar argued that she has more experience enacting legislation and suggested that women in politics are held to a higher standard.