By Situation Theatre 28/6/2019
Elizabeth Warren was the clear winner.
Like a night out at the Parkes Elvis Festival, last night an audience of Miami residents were treated to a wide range of lookalikes, from the impressive to the unrecognisable.
Across two hours, the 10 candidates debated everything from Bernie Sanders’ proposal for Medicare-for-all, to Bernie Sanders’ guarantees of civil rights, to Bernie Sanders’ emphasis on wealth inequality and strong climate action.
New York mayor Bill De Blasio invoked Bernie’s rhetoric about returning the Democratic Party to working people.
Cory Booker borrowed Bernie’s language about getting tough on Big Pharma.
Beto O’Rourke now wants to lead a Bernie style movement of students and environmental activists.
While Elizabeth Warren stood out for the most realistic impression as well as some of her own authentic touches, none of the candidates could hold a candle to the King of democratic socialism.