And there’s another damned debate tonight, because one of the cranky old men involved threw a tantrum about not getting enough TV time in 2016, so now we all get an introduction to a different cranky old man that nobody likes except the people he’s already bought (including a lot of ‘journalists’ who’ll drop their… objectivity for anyone who offers them free food & a novelty tour).
I’m only gonna watch second-hand, via twitter & your comments, because there’s only so much blood-pressure medication can do. Be sure to let me know if Cranky Old Man #1 shows signs of having another infarction, or if Cranky Old Man #2 tries to order his security personnel to remove one or more of the other debaters.
My only sure bet is that one or both of them will wag a finger at Elizabeth Warren, probably at the encouragement of the moderators. Fortunately, I have faith in my favorite Senator…
DRAG HIM, LIZ https://t.co/7FMWWeeUw8
— Elizabeth Spiers (@espiers) February 18, 2020
Hate to disagree with @DrJasonJohnson, but if Warren goes at Bloomberg tomorrow night, it’s not a “suicide mission.” It’s a return to her fundamental political identity and the most basic theme of her career. It’s not Christie v. Rubio at all.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) February 19, 2020
— Matt Pearce ?? (@mattdpearce) February 19, 2020
Something to watch for tomorrow night: Bloomberg’s mental sharpness. Like Sanders, he’s 78 years old (Biden is 77), so it’s a legit concern w all three
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) February 19, 2020
If Hillary Clinton had a heart attack 4 years ago and said this, CNN would have run non stop panels featuring Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Oz and a magic wall that only showed various searches of WebMD. https://t.co/kbg5Ps8HKl
— Lily Adams (@adamslily) February 19, 2020
Most unpopular qualities for a prez candidate in the new NBC/WSJ poll (combined reservations + very uncomfortable):
Heart attack in past year: 57%
Under 40: 40%
Feb 14-17, RVs, MOE +/- 3.3%
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) February 18, 2020
There are still so many candidates and SO MANY PRIMARIES LEFT. 2 of the whitest states in the union have voted and we’re ready to call it for either of the guys that won(?) or the guy buying all the ads?
If we claim we want to “save democracy” we have to let it actually happen??♀️
— brittany packnett cunningham (@MsPackyetti) February 16, 2020