Last debate before the democratic primary

After you have unchecked the sharp criticism, the senator, independent Bernie Sanders appeared ready Tuesday to directly attack sti major rivals during a debate, democrat promising to be electric, last battle on television before the vote expected in the state of Iowa, which will mark the kick-off of the primary.

While the race had begun with a diversity record among the candidates hoping to challenge the republican Donald Trump in November, the six participants on the board will, for the first time, white.

A fact that was lamented senator Cory Booker just before you exit the race on Monday.

Form us vice-president Joe Biden, the favorite in the national surveys, Bernie Sanders, the senator from progressive Elizabeth Warren, the ex-mayor Pete Buttigieg, the senator moderate Amy Klobuchar and billionaire Tom Steyer will hold a debate for two hours.

Holding cupboards with their names, their supporters had gathered at the site, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Supporters of Donald Trump have also made the trip, a banner claiming that the president is “fighting for the farmers of Iowa” crossing the blue sky in this cold day.

The billionaire had also organized a meeting of the campaign, which was to start shortly before the debate, in the neighbouring State of Wisconsin.

State rural sparsely populated, the Iowa could have a big influence on the race, democratic party, since it will be the first to vote on 3 February. The polls are extremely tight between four favorites: Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg and Warren.

Strong of its proper place in voting intentions and fundraising impressive, in 2019 from its supporters, the socialist Bernie Sanders is no savings over sti rivals for a few days.

After pass of criticism against Joe Biden for his campaign this weekend, he is attacked from front on Tuesday, the former vice-president in a video condemning his choice, when he was a senator, on the war in Iraq, cuts in coverage for the more modest, etc

“When you look at my balance sheet in the face of the balance sheet of Joe Biden, I don’t think the balance sheet of Biden can bring the energy that we need to beat Trump”, he wrote.

What promised sparks on the shelf.

Of all the temperature is also rising in recent days between the two main candidates for a progressive primary, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who had maintained until now has front friendly.

Everything started from an article in Politico saying this weekend that the campaign team of Bernie Sanders gave instructed stis volunteers to portray his rival as a candidate of the elites.

“I am disappointed to learn that Bernie sends sti volunteers to get dirty,” responded Elizabeth Warren.

While the atmosphere was already tense, another controversy exploded with an article from CNN.

The chain said that Mr Sanders had said to his rival, that a woman could not win the presidential election against Donald Trump, even though she had to entrust to him, at the end of 2018, she plans to expect.

“Ridiculous,” responded Bernie Sanders.

Embarrassing moment: Elizabeth Warren, however, has then confirmed this information in an official statement: “I have said that a woman could win, it was not okay.”

These leaks embarrassing in the press to coincide with the new strengthened position of Bernie Sanders in the primary.

Largely spared during the previous debates, the socialist, therefore, should this time be subject to the spades of his rivals.

78-year-old, the senator could be attacked on his age and his form, after a heart attack on the 1st of October, in which it is given according to his doctors.

Joe Biden happens to him with the strong support the newly announced, several of the young elected officials who have won in 2018 their mandates in districts republican.

A good point to support his image as a candidate to even win back some voters who had switched in favor of Donald Trump in 2016, in particular in the basins of the workers.

But this veteran of the political 77-year-old also faces doubts about his age, fed by his blunders. And to critics who, like Bernie Sanders, to see in its balance sheet a disability during a possible duel with Donald Trump on 3 November.