As the Democrats on the debate stage in Las Vegas on Wednesday evening took goal at ascending applicant Mike Bloomberg, previous South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg saved a little bit of fire for the new chief in the pack, Sen. Bernie Sanders.
“How are we heading to quite possibly deal with our financial system if the alternative is in between a socialist who thinks capitalism is the root of all evil and anyone who believes cash is the root of all energy?” Buttigieg mentioned, referencing Bloomberg and Sanders, respectively.
“We could wake up in two weeks from nowadays, the day after Super Tuesday, and the only candidates left standing will be Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg, the two most polarizing figures on this stage. … Lets put forward somebody’s who’s really a Democrat.”
Bloomberg is a previous Republican and unbiased. Sanders, meantime, describes himself as a democratic socialist and supports ideas like “Medicare for All” that veer left of more moderate candidates like Buttigieg.
“If speaking to the demands and the suffering of the extended-neglected operating class is polarizing, I assume you have received the mistaken term,” Sanders fired back again. “Probably it really is time for the operating class to have a very little little bit of energy in Washington instead than your billionaire campaign contributors.”
Buttigieg responded that his campaign is fueled by “hundreds of countless numbers of contributors,” teeing it up for Sanders to retort, “which include 46 billionaires.”
Buttigieg has gotten criticism for his billionaire donor foundation and flashy fundraising functions, like his now notorious billionaire wine cave fundraiser.