Tonight is Round 1 for the Democrats here in Miami. Round 2 is tomorrow night; same time, same venue.
I don’t have a favorite yet, but I’ll try to see if there’s anyone who really sparks my interest. In this kind of setting — ten at a time spread across a stage and with everyone trying to stand out — I get the feeling it’s going to be about as substantial as that break on “Jeopardy!” where Alex Trebek asks the contestants about their quirky interests (“You’re a competitive mumbletypeg player?”). But it will give America the chance to find out who’s what and what’s who.
The debate takes place in the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center, which is across the street from my office, so I imagine traffic will be a nightmare. Fortunately I take the train and I’ll leave work long before Chuck Todd and his beard-handler show up, so it shouldn’t be too disruptive. Then again, a rainstorm can screw up Miami traffic, so who knows.