I watched about thirty minutes of it before Morpheus took me away, so I’m going through my feeds to see what the Very Serious People and the pundits think as well as bloggers and watchers have to say about what went down in Las Vegas last night.
The initial reaction is that Hillary Clinton kicked ass, Bernie Sanders was good when he was talking about his favorite topics such as income inequality but didn’t do well on foreign policy, Martin O’Malley didn’t embarrass himself (sucking up for VP?), and those other two guys, Jim Webb and Lincoln Chaffee, were bookends. That’s pretty much the impression I had from the first half-hour and the re-run on CNN (By the way, it’s on Channel 28 on basic cable in Miami-Dade County. Who knew?)
Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, wrote on Facebook:
But I was struck by the chasm that exists between these thoughtful Democrats and the Republican candidates, whose debates have been embarrassing displays of ignorance, bigotry, and bravado.
So, did you watch? What did you think? More importantly, did your opinion change about any of the candidates?