I’ll say this…Little Debbie Wasserman Schultz couldn’t be happier this morning. The head of the DNC planned a total of six debates during the primary season (the GOP has already had four!), and wanted them to be in the off-hours. So, she scheduled them on Friday and on Saturday, and one at 3am it seems. Oh, she did it because of one thing…ok, two actually. First she realized that Hillary is not that good of a debater, and got tired of the 15 debates the Dems had last time around. And second (and really the most important reason), she knew her field was weak, and if America actually watched and saw how weak her field for president was, they’d bolt.
She didn’t have to worry last night. America never bolted. They were too busy snoring.
How bad was the Democrats’ second debate? Let me just say this…when was the last time you saw a debate end EARLY? Yup. On a national big-boy TV network, like CBS, the Democrats answered all of their questions, the moderators ran out of questions a whopping 7 minutes early…probably catching all of the reporters in the spin room by total surprise. How bad was it? Politico declared that the winner of the debate was John Dickerson…the moderator.
Was it an exciting debate? Who knows? I was busy watching re-runs of The Office. I value my Saturday nights more than watching a stinking Democrat debate with three bobbleheads. I figured I’d read the transcript this morning. OK…I did that. It was just as boring as the talking heads all said it was. Who won? Who cares? Does it really matter with these three? You know Martin O’Malley is in it only until his money runs out. Bernie Sanders can’t win, and he’s starting to understand that, but he has to be opposition to Hillary, to avoid the “coronation” thing from being used wide-spread. And of course, Hillary is out there just trying to stay out of jail until she gets elected (in her mind).
No, the Democrat debates aren’t interesting…they don’t have any spark to them. There are no “moments” which is really what all debates are about. Oh, you remember those moments…when Ronald Reagan looked at Jimmy Carter and said, “Well, there you go again!” When Lloyd Bentsen sneered at Dan Quayle and said, “I knew Jack Kennedy. I was a friend of Jack Kennedy, and you are no Jack Kennedy!”. Those are memorable moments that define a debate, and can turn a campaign (well, it didn’t work out so well in Bentsen’s case!). They have no memorable moments today. The closest they’ve come is when Bernie Sanders said, “I’m sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.” Oh here…let me hand you the nomination on this silver platter.
And just like the Republicans choosing John McCain, or Bob Dole to be their standard-bearer, the Democrats have chosen (or will choose by affirmation) Hillary to be theirs. And like McCain and Dole, the Dems will learn that when you choose somebody “because it’s their turn”, they get their ass handed to them in the general. That’s not wishful thinking…that’s history talking.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!