It’s not uncommon for presidential candidates to scribble down some notes or talking points on sheets of paper during a debate. It is, however, highly unusual for candidates to leave behind a sprawling journal entry of the kind found on Beto O’Rourke’s lectern following Wednesday night’s showdown in Miami. What follow is a (lightly edited) transcript of the document, as obtained by the Washington Free Beacon:
The first Democratic primary debate on Wednesday night included a question directed at all ten candidates on stage as to whether or not they would abolish private health insurance in favor of a government-run alternative. Only two — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) and Mayor Bill de Blasio — raised their hands.