Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had perhaps the most awkward moment in Thursday's Democratic presidential debate in Los Angeles when he suddenly and seemingly not in response to any question, reminded the debate audience about his race. In a debate where, according to a CNN analysis, he spoke more than any of the other six candidates on stage at Loyola Marymount University, Sanders answered a question about his age by suddenly shouting, "I'm white as well!"
When the debate had ended, according to the CNN numbers, Sanders had spoken for 20 minutes and 18 seconds, or 24 seconds longer than Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke for the third-longest time, coming in at 19 minutes and 23 seconds.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, spoke for only 15 minutes and 28 seconds, a shorter time than any other candidate except the two businessmen running in the primary, Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang.
But much of what Sanders had to say took a back seat -- at least on social media -- to his response to a question from Tim Alberta of Politico, who asked the candidates to respond to a recent statement by former President Barack Obama.
Obama said that the world would be better run with women in positions of power and that most problems are caused by "old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way," as quoted by the BBC.