The Democrats running to defeat President Trump in the 2020 election will hold their latest debate tonight in Atlanta, and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is likely to face his toughest test after gaining momentum in recent polls, particularly in Iowa.
That places Buttigieg solidly in the front-running group with Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. He's tried to position himself as a moderate on some issues, in contrast to the far-left policies of Warren and Sanders.
Now, as Warren did, Buttigieg is likely to face tougher scrutiny from the other candidates, along with voters and the political media.
CBN News chief political analyst, David Brody, says there’s no doubt the attacks in tonight’s debate will be aimed at Buttigieg.
“He reminds me of Barack Obama back in 2007…from a cadence perspective, from a generational perspective, from an uplifting perspective and boy, he’s able to kind of weave a narrative…and he’s brought in faith, Barack Obama brought in faith as well, and he’s able to do it in this kind of progressive, compassionate Matthew 25 type of gospel that we’ve heard before,” Brody said on the CBN News Podcast "The Daily Rundown".
The first actual voting among Democrats will be in the Iowa caucuses on February 3rd of 2020.
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