Young Turks founder: Warren 'clearly won the debate'

The Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur said Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns On The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline Democratic senators ask inspector general to investigate IRS use of location tracking service MORE (D-Mass.) "clearly won" Wednesday night’s Democratic debate after she made pointed attacks at former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergDemocratic groups using Bloomberg money to launch M in Spanish language ads in Florida Bloomberg pays fines for 32,000 felons in Florida so they can vote Top Democratic super PAC launches Florida ad blitz after Bloomberg donation MORE, who was making his debut in a Democratic primary debate.

“Elizabeth Warren came with a two-by-four — she crushed, clearly won the debate,” Uygur said on Hill.TV’s Rising Thursday. 

Uygur noted a particularly weak response from Bloomberg, a multi-billionaire running a self-funded campaign.

Warren brought up issues regarding nondisclosure agreements he has signed with former female employees.

Other candidates brought up his stop-and-frisk policies as New York mayor and his comments on housing policy for low-income buyers. 

“Mike Bloomberg’s campaign might have ended last night,” Uygur added. “Man, they obliterated him — Warren was the toughest on him but Sanders, Biden, everybody did a pile on and he looked woefully underprepared. Apparently, $60 billion can’t buy you a clue.”

Bloomberg has spent more on advertising than some candidates have raised entirely — all from his own personal funds.

“It’s because he thinks these debates don’t matter. He thinks, instead of buying $100 million in ads next week, he’ll buy $200,000 in ads and it’ll make up for these debates,” Uyger said. “I don’t think that’s true because the presidential debates have too much free media. But if he was running for a congressional seat or a Senate seat that would really work and that’s a really depressing state of affairs for a so-called democracy.”

Uyger said although Warren out-performed the rest of the candidates, all signs indicated Sanders is in the lead. 

“Warren might have won the debate but I think Sanders won the nomination last night,” he said