Transcript for Democratic presidential debate night 2
And every candidate went into that debate looking for a breakout moment any opportunity to stand out of that crowded field. So let's bring in ABC news political director Rick Klein who joins us now with his take on how they all fear. Rick. Diana Kenneth all eyes on Joseph Biden during the second presidential debate a lot of folks around it saying he needed to bring the fight show that he's in this for the long haul and he delivered. He took lots of incoming from almost every bit on the stage. Attacking him but he was able to deliver right back. A taking on senator Harris taking on president Google for taking on senator Gillibrand in ways that I think will resonate with a lot of the supporters and revived some of the sends around his campaign. Did he really knows what he's up against of these other Democrats. A couple of hours after that strong performance a couple of weeks back she took a lot of it coming up particularly from Tulsa Gabbert there on the wings at some of those candidates on the wings they needed a big night. Jay easily cures and Gillibrand big moments for them they are going to need them because this debate. Marks the end of an hour we are not legacy when he candidates any longer by the time we get to Houston for ABC's the B. In the middle of September through an avid dramatically smaller field it is going to be crunch time it is candidates thieving qualifying. Ban again at our big thanks a wreck there.
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