The Democrats running for President hit the stage tonight for the third debate of the 2020 campaign. And tonight's debate is right here in Houston, at Texas Southern University.
Only ten Democrats made the stage for this one night event. Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak tells KTRH all eyes will be on Joe Biden, who has remained the front runner despite his penchant for making mistakes on the campaign trail.
"I imagine he will make mistakes. Whether they are big ones remain to be seen. It's a three hour debate. That's a really long time," Mackowiak explained.
Democratic strategist Mustafa Tameez says he'll watch to see what happens with Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
"They are going to have to differentiate. I don't think it will happen at this debate," Tameez stated.
Democrats say they can flip Texas next year, which is one reason the debate is here (and remember that Texas has 38 Electoral College votes at stake). Mackowiak isn't buying the claims from the DNC that Texas can be a swing state.
"These candidates may take positions that might work in a primary, but that will not work statewide in a general election next fall," Mackowiak stated.
Among the ten candidates on the state are Texans Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro. Tulsi Gabbard and Marianne Williamson are among those left out in the cold.