Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Elizabeth Warren dominated the stage during the Democratic presidential primary debate July 30 in Detroit.

There was no question that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren won the Democratic debates in Detroit, dominating the discourse so effectively on the first night that none of the second-night contenders left an impression to rival them.

So is it possible to cheer for two candidates at once? Madison environmentalist Raj Shukla, who got a lot of traction earlier this year with an energetic, ideas-focused campaign for mayor, thinks so. After the debates, he tweeted, “We contribute to @ewarren and @BernieSanders. I will be thrilled with either as the nominee. And I hope the other is the running mate. Status-quo Dems don’t match up. These debates make it clear.”

John Nichols is associate editor of The Capital Times. jnichols@madison.com and @NicholsUprising. 

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