Thursday, November 21, 2019

Debate Wrap

I watched the first fifteen minutes and again it was a joint press conference, so I didn’t really see the need to hang around and wait for Chris Matthews to tell me who won, lost, or floated to the top.

For what it’s worth, here’s TPM’s four key takeaways from the debate.

On the heels of a day stuffed with explosive developments in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, which produced positive returns for the Democratic party‘s impeachment effort, 2020 Democrats coalesced in Atlanta and highlighted the fractures in the party’s views on key issues.

The atmosphere of the fifth Democratic debate stage on Wednesday evening was remarkably more quaint and noticeably more jovial than previous debates. While candidates’ attacks on one another were direct and blunt, the 10 on stage voluntarily offered each other support on several occasions and even traded their fair share of lighthearted jabs.

But the moderators asked substantive questions, and a few key candidates were clearly more rehearsed than they’ve been in the past four parleys.

Make of it what you will.

3 barks and woofs on “Debate Wrap

  1. But why do legitimate, honest differences on issues have to be characterized as “fractures?” Tulsi Gabbard excepted.

  2. I found most of the candidates to be running real hard for student body president. This urgent speechifying doesn’t fly with me. I think that today we want a president who talks like a real person.

    Kevin Drum wrote that Biden was the only one who spoke like a real person. Not so sure about that, and if he did then it’s like a not that bright to begin with party hack with a reduced by age mental capacity.

    Some of the best candidates like geologist/brewpub owner/eight year governor/environmentalist Hikenlooper didn’t catch on and dropped out, unfortunately.

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