It was Julian Castro's big night; Elizabeth Warren stood head and shoulders above Jay Inslee; Cory Booker almost made us cry; and everyone spoke Spanish at one point or another (kind of).
.@JulianCastro nails it on #EqualPay and the Equal Rights Amendment! Women deserve equal pay for equal work. Period… https://t.co/wXgqzV9Z5c— NARAL (@NARAL)1561598566.0
Anyone else feeling Warren/Booker tonight? Just sayin... #DemDebate— Sally Kohn (@Sally Kohn)1561601415.0
It was a huge night for Democrats in Miami as the first night of the Democratic debate commenced for two hours. Except for that sound issue during the bottom half of the night where we saw Rachel Maddow calming down Chuck Todd like a mother and son duo - one with obvious experience (Rachel) and the other with an intention and no confidence to back it up (Chuck), it was definitely anything but "BORING."
Hi, Rachel. Hi, Chuck. :) https://t.co/YCCnS0NtX2— Maddow Blog (@Maddow Blog)1561601079.0
You’re sick. Resign. https://t.co/mqZTNTWPKV— Sarah Toce (@Sarah Toce)1561602087.0
Then there was that time trans issues were a thing during the Democratic debate...and we soaked it all up because it was about time.
The visibility of trans issues tonight are the result of decades of efforts by trans people of color in the advocac… https://t.co/luU0A5rGOs— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈)1561602982.0
That time #CoryBooker said trans people of color need more representation #micdrop— Sarah Toce (@Sarah Toce)1561603013.0
Amy Klobuchar had some of the best lines of the night, between wanting to have a beer and a woman's right to choose.
Sen. Klobuchar: "I just want to point out there's three women up here who have fought pretty hard for a woman's rig… https://t.co/EIg4eJ0Y9F— Maddow Blog (@Maddow Blog)1561599910.0
It was an electric night with a lot of heart on the Democratic stage - and tonight we'll experience Round 2 with another 10 candidates fighting for the mic.