The seven candidates gave a closing statement to wrap up tonight's debate, the last one before Saturday's primary in South Carolina and Super Tuesday.
Asked to describe the biggest misconception about them and their mottos, here's how they responded:
- Joe Biden said his motto is, "When you get knocked down, get up, and everyone is entitled to be treated with dignity no matter what or who they are." He went on to say that he's committed to putting a black woman on the Supreme Court. On the biggest misconception, Biden said, "I have more hair than I think I do."
- Michael Bloomberg joked that a misconception about him is that he's "6 feet tall." On his motto, the former New York Mayor was direct, "I've trained for this job for a long time and when I get it I'm going to do something, rather than just talk about it."
- Pete Buttigieg said people think "I'm not passionate." The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor went on to say that he seeks to "live by the teachings that say if you would be a leader, you must first be a servant."
- Bernie Sanders said the biggest misconception about him is that his ideas are "radical." He went on to cite a quote from Nelson Mandela as a motto he lives by, saying, "Everything is impossible until it happens."
- Elizabeth Warren said one misconception about her "is that I don't eat very much." She added, "In fact, I eat all the time." On her motto, Warren quoted Bible Scripture: "In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
- Amy Klobuchar said the biggest misconception about her is that "I'm boring because I'm not." She added that her motto is "that politics is about improving people's lives."
- Tom Steyer said one misconception about him is that "somehow I'm defined by business success and money." On his personal motto, he said, "Every day, I write a cross on my hand to remind myself to tell the truth and do what's right, no matter what."