On a panel with Anderson Cooper, Van Jones and Gloria Borger, CNN commentator Jess McIntosh called the Democratic presidential candidate's debate in Charleston, South Carolina was "difficult and chaotic and frustrating."
Later on Twitter, McIntosh added another take on the evening's events.
She posted in regard to the conduct of most of the male candidates:
"Sure their teams were all telling them this was their moment and they had to shout, but we know this debate just proved men are too emotional to be president."
Sure their teams were all telling them this was their moment and they had to shout, but we know this debate just pr… https://t.co/RE7GqQYWun— jess mcintosh (@jess mcintosh)1582687705.0
People appreciated the old stereotype about women being turned on its head.
@jess_mc I thought history proved that?— Stacey Bonet (@Stacey Bonet)1582688415.0
@jess_mc https://t.co/u92M2Mt8al— 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕱𝖎𝖘𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖒𝖆𝖓 張 (@𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕱𝖎𝖘𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖒𝖆𝖓 張)1582688066.0
@jess_mc Brilliant analysis once again. Thank goodness for you is all I have to say.— Piquant (@Piquant)1582687862.0
@jess_mc https://t.co/RfeJ3Jer1W— Brian Mundy (@Brian Mundy)1582687777.0
Some said it was strictly a cultural misunderstanding.
@Toniann561 @jess_mc @joanwalsh He's just from Brooklyn, calm down.— Erin (@Erin)1582769551.0
Although some quickly pointed out that not every man in the debate yelled as a tactic.
@jess_mc @ZerlinaMaxwell Pete didn’t yell at all. But keep on erasing him. We’re used to it.— sivan_natalie 🐝 (@sivan_natalie 🐝)1582688624.0
You can see more of McIntosh's remarks here.
While some think a stiff upper lip is the way to go, not everyone agrees.
In September 2019, CNN's Chris Cillizza analyzed some of the most famous tears from politicians through history and made the argument for more, not less, emotions in Washington.