A good squid fact is that their brains are shaped like donuts and their esophaguses go right through the hole
— Sarah Kaplan (@sarahkaplan48) June 25, 2019
Seems like there’s a Trump metaphor lurking in there somewhere…
Meanwhile, one debate down, another — with the “heavy hitters”, some people say — same time, same place, 9pm EDT on NBC’s weird tardis stage in Miami.
The Washington Post has a full transcript of Wednesday’s debate, if you’re looking for one.
First-night Hot Take Summary, from what I can gather: Julian Castro greatly improved his chances for a Cabinet position, or maybe even the VP slot — unless the guy at the head of the ticket is Beto O’Rourke, and that’s looking somewhat less likely. Also, if #NeverTrump Repubs got to pick a Democratic candidate, it would be Amy Klobuchar — and AFAICT they’re not being snide or sneaky, she just seems like someone Tom Nichols and his friends could be comfortable with (although this may be a case of ‘I’d vote for a woman, just not *that* woman’… ) And, blessedly, among the sane people, even those who don’t much approve of Elizabeth Warren grudgingly admit that she ‘didn’t disgrace herself’ and ‘seemed to be popular with the audience’…
Yeah, that they had gone an hour and a half on substantive policy discussions, & despite his best efforts Chuck Todd couldn’t screw it up. https://t.co/W2kKTdVDrM
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) June 27, 2019
some call it the debates, I call it T-3 days before you better drop out if you’re not over 1% or everybody should kick your ass.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 26, 2019
On a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 is the debate having no impact and 10 is a huge impact, I'd guess this was like a 2 or a 3.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 27, 2019