Tonight’s debate (9 p.m. ET on CNN) is the last debate before the Feb. 3 Iowas caucuses, so it’s being called the most important night of the 2020 Goat Rodeo so far. Hosts CNN and the Des Moines Register announced the podium order:
- Tom Steyer
- Sen. Professor Elizabeth Warren
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Sen. Bernie Sanders
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar
The pundits are all a-Twitter (see what I did there?) about the fight between Bernie and Warren (which we will not cover: I refuse to do the Republicans’ job for them) because: DEMOCRATS IN DISARRAY! And so all the morning email thingies are looking for blood in the water and the sharks to come an attack. Drama! Ratings! Clicks! and all of it meaning… nothing.
Politics is a contact sport, people get battered. Nothing to see here, so let’s move along…
Really Big Breaking News (Kidding): Booker, who was in zero polling territory, just dropped out of the Democrat Presidential Primary Race. Now I can rest easy tonight. I was sooo concerned that I would someday have to go head to head with him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 13, 2020
What a shitheel.
I will say that Sen. Booker has a sense of humor about dropping out:
Have you been talking to my mom https://t.co/GiGBAQf7Tk
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 13, 2020