Sen. Bernie Sanders, who has handily won two of the first three Democratic primary contests, came into the debate with the most momentum — and was the biggest target over the course of the night. Sanders and Bloomberg, both of whom would be the first Jewish president, also presented differing views on Israel.
New York’s Jewish community leaders respected the fact that Bloomberg’s staff was approachable, even if he wasn’t.
Bloomberg campaign offices have been defaced with the word “oligarch,” which means a supporter of government by the few.
A whisper campaign has criticized the senator for his stances on Israel - and also for intermarrying and not belonging to a synagogue.
In 2000 Buttigieg, then a student at St. Joseph’s High School profiled Sanders in an award-winning essay.
Bloomberg’s detractors make the blanket assumption that criminal justice issues are a high priority for the black electorate. That’s misleading.
Joe Biden loves talking about meeting Golda Meir. Elizabeth Warren supports HIAS. And Amy Klobuchar got her first bike at the JCC.
A spokeswoman for Sanders, who had a heart attack, falsely claimed that Bloomberg had had multiple heart attacks.
The danger of this moment might be something like the opposite; are our ideas and ideals strong enough? Are we ready for primetime?
There really is a Trump figure in the Democratic primary, but it’s not Sanders — it’s billionaire former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg.