So Tuesday night we’re going to get our first look at the Democrats on the same stage and take a gander at their “debating” styles, huh? And is there a lot on the line or is this just a mere window dressing as both Republicans and Democrats have accused the DNC of foisting on the public to make Hillary Clinton look more presidential and less criminal?
Well, the fact be told, the debates on both sides show a lot. It shows who’s prepared, it shows who can get off the best one-liners (of course if that were a category for determining the winner, I’d go with Jerry Seinfeld), and it shows you a little bit about how good the candidates really are.
Don’t bother watching. I’ll tell you all you need to know here, right now.
First and foremost, let’s dispense with the three stooges, shall we? Jim Webb, Lincoln Chafee, and Martin O’Malley will be on stage. They might as well be sweeping the stage afterward. They aren’t going to be making anything more than a sophomoric attempt to show the world they belong there. They don’t. The real debate Tuesday night is going to be between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and everyone knows it. Well, everyone except for CNN. They’re going to try to make this a five person debate. I’m just wondering if they learned anything from their fiasco with the GOP a couple of weeks ago.
One thing that CNN DID learn was three hours is too long for a debate. They’ve already told the world that this debate will only be two hours long. Let’s see if they actually try to have some control over things Tuesday, or are they going to allow this “free-form banter” that took over the GOP debate, where questions didn’t matter…candidates interrupting each other did.
Look for Hillary Clinton to be smug, actually, OVER SMUG. She’s going to try to present herself as the president. She’s going to fail. She’s going to get attacked on all sides for flip-flopping more than my sandals on every single issue the Democrats have had. Hillary’s wavering has become so bad she actually is disagreeing with positions she herself proposed while she was Secretary of State. The reason? Bernie Sanders of all people is eating her lunch.
Speaking of Sanders, it will be interesting to see if he actually attacks Clinton. He hasn’t so far. Hell, he hasn’t had to. The media have been doing it for him. He’s been sticking to the issues, but I think the public is going to want to see him go after Clinton somewhat, if nothing more than call her on her flip-flops, and to also nail her on her scandal problems. I mean, someone has to, right? You know CNN is going to ask a question on it, and you know Hillary is going to claim that she’s the most transparent and honest person in the world. If they leave it at that, they are wimps. A good reporter grabs you by the throat and gets the truth regardless what it takes. Frankly, I don’t think CNN has the balls to do that. They don’t have good reporters over there. They’ve got hacks.
Who’s going to win the debate? Unless I miss my guess, one of the three stooges is going to emerge as the clear “third choice” unless Biden announces that he’s in before hand. The other two will need to pack up their campaigns. Sanders will in fact, defeat Clinton. And if CNN can rattle her to the point she flaps her arms and declares, “What difference does it make”, then they deserve an Emmy for the best moderator in debate history. I’m just sayin’
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!