We all know these debates are staged events that are too calculating. I want Warren & Sanders to use this debate to dispel the notion spun by the Right and Establishment Democrats that the policies they articulate are anything but what Americans want and need. The polls have said otherwise for some time now. But it is the job of Warren and Sanders to show a path that Americans feel secure in voting for in 2020.
Warren & Sanders should not waste their time attacking Biden or any other Medicare for All opposers. Likewise, they must not fight each other. They should turn every likely question that will be petulant with the attempt to create inter-candidate squabbles that accomplish nothing into an opportunity to further explain their positions in a manner that every middle-class and poor American can understand.
What to cover at the debate
Medicare for All
When discussing Medicare for All, explain that all one has to do is remember basic math. If one system that administers medical payments require hundreds of duplicate services, equipment, software, & databases, and must make profits for passive investors (drinking tea at their pools or playing golf at their country club), and must pay thousands of executives millions of dollars, then it is mathematically impossible for that system to be more efficient than one that must provide the same medical payments without those expenses and overhead. Not even an inordinate amount of fraud in any single-payer system would likely match the legalized fraud of the private healthcare insurance system. It is important that we vilify that which must be vilified, an industry that is in existence to find a method that justifies skimming your income/wealth while doing nothing but paying a bill. Finish telling them why it will make them financially secure, create jobs, and create innovation. People can leave their jobs and create on their own as they would no longer be tethered to jobs if they see it as a dead-end job.
Green New Deal
Discuss the Green New Deal in the framework of creating jobs for everyone. More importantly, discuss it as mitigating the destruction that Americans can see in Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Texas, and other places.
Student Loan relief
Student Loan relief is not a giveaway. It is a recovery from the calculated thievery by the banking industry and other corporations who demanded tax cuts at the expense of Universities and much more. That coerced students into borrowing ad-nauseam. In other words, they subsidized corporations who had little investment in the educated people they need to make a profit. While saddling many with debt is a steady stream of income for a select few in the financial sector. It hurts the economy as a whole. Sell this as creating jobs because relief will give Americans the ability to buy homes, cars, and more to revitalize the economy.
You get the point. There is much more but IMHO, those are the big three that cover all Americans.