I watched some of the debate last night —not all of it!— and I have a few observations to report:
- George Stephanopoulos is an ass
- 7 Candidates is still way too many on stage
- Sweet Baby Jeebus with a bed pan, we know where they stand on Healthcare, why are they spending 20+ minutes asking about it again.
There are some highlights and few lowlights that will be repeated everywhere, so Imma not doing it here.
Our failed political press’ construct of Lanes was very much on display. Make no mistake about it, all of the candidates are liberal, just some are more liberal than others.
Stephanopoulos was trying to get Warren to fight Bernie and questioned whether or not she was a capitalist, so we can check the Left Lane off his list. Likewise he was trying to get Mayor Pete/VP Biden/Sen. Klobuchar to fight (Center Lane?), and pretty much left Yang and Steynor alone (Parking Lane).
If I was forced to say who had a good night, I would probably pick Sen. Klobuchar.
If I had to pick who had a bad night, I would probably pick VP Biden (and from the part I watched it was not that bad at all).
Best moment: Mayor Pete defended Joe and Hunter Biden. Somehow he did not come off as scripted and sanctimonious while doing it, either. Surprised me, indeed.
Get the Hook! Andrew Yang fully disqualified himself (with me) by saying categorically he would not prosecute any criminal charges against the 4th Reich. That’s how we got where we are today; no one would prosecute the war crimes from Chimpy McStagger and Blam-blam and thus the Republicans were emboldened to commit more crimes (also unprosecuted) and thus they got the Bigly Brother elected as a product of being held unaccountable. Please collect your cheese sandwich, Mr. Yang, and the traditional roadmap, and exit stage left.