After congratulating Warren for her performance in the debate, McCain added that she takes "great offense at the idea that you've been running for president - all the other candidates have been running for president - for a long time, and you should drop out just because he has billions of dollars". Cooper followed up. "If you were anxious about him before, are you less anxious now after having that debate?"
"I can't think of a ways that we make it easier for Donald Trump to get re-elected than to listen to this conversation". Sanders, who along with former IN mayor Pete Buttigieg is now leading the primary race, has spent less than $10 million on ads IN the same states.
The whole debate offers an astonishing indictment of the current Democrat party that a guy like Mr. Bloomberg can rocket to the top of the heap without a single day of actual campaigning and in spite of his political record.
"Elizabeth Warren skinned him alive in front of the nation". "We've never seen anything like this in American history".
Even if her evisceration of Bloomberg slows his momentum, there is little sign that she can stop Sanders, who notched strong finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, from piling up more wins.
"She did have a good night - arguably the best night of anybody on the stage - but it came too late, it feels like to me", said Mark Longabaugh, a Democratic strategist and former adviser to Sanders. Bloomberg told Warren that "none of them accuse me of doing anything, other than maybe they didn't like a joke I told" but refused to release the women from the agreements.
Warren agreed with McCain's criticism, speculating that "I'll bet he's reaching in his pocket and spending $100 million more on advertising to try to erase everyone's memory of what happened last night".
Bloomberg contends his money will help defeat Trump. Amy Klobuchar "remain in the race despite having no path" to gaining delegates on Super Tuesday, "they will propel Sanders to a seemingly insurmountable delegate lead".
The Bloomberg campaign's latest Federal Election Commission report reveals that the former New York City mayor has spent more than $460 million since launching his campaign late past year. "If we choose a candidate who appeals to a small base, like Senator Sanders, it will be a fatal error". With 786 seconds of speaking time, Bloomberg spent $590,330.78 per minute to speak on stage.
Holding a cup of coffee passed out by the campaign, she said she originally liked Joe Biden but fears that Trump's unfounded attacks against his son have taken their toll.
As her campaign aides told the New York Times, the attacks were unscripted and improvised by Warren on the spot.
"Elizabeth Warren needs to get a little bit more tougher, I think", she said, and cast her vote 24 hours before Warren stepped onstage.