Vegas Prez Debate Open Thread

You gotta know when to hold ’em, and know when to fold ’em.

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  1. davebarnes says:

    Strong opening punch from Lizzie.
    Amy punches Mini-Mike.
    Mike punches back.
    Sad Joe. Punches Mike on Stop and Frisk.
    Pete attacks the Commie and the Plutocrat. Burn or Buy.
    Bernie stays message. Billionaires.


  2. Duke Cox says:

    "Take no prisoners Lizzie", I calls her.

  3. JohnInDenver says:

    Daily Kos blog has comments comparing the artistry of the attacks on Bloomberg — and his wooden responses.  So far, there is more admiration for Warren than for the effective work of others.

  4. DavidThi808 says:

    Awful night for Bloomberg.

    Decent night for Warren

  5. Gilpin Guy says:

    It was Bloomberg’s first night in the made for TV food fight so no surprises that the choreographed fight scenes went as scripted.  Trump couldn’t have come up with a better way to undermine his opponents.

    • MattC says:

      But were the ratings good?

      • Conserv. Head Banger says:

        GG is right. According to an analyst on Channel 9/Denver, the big winner of last night's Dem debate was Donald Trump.

      • JohnInDenver says:

        First estimate I've seen:  Hollywood Reporter says

        Nielsen's fast national ratings have the debate at 10 million viewers for the broadcast network — a number that will almost certainly grow with adjustments for the live telecast. The debate also aired on Telemundo and MSNBC; this story will be updated when more complete ratings information becomes available.

        • Duke Cox says:

          I heard a pundit say the total viewership wound up at about 20 million. What I wish, is for EVERYONE to chill on the portrayal of democracy in action as chaotic…or “a nightmare”…or a crisis. 

          The alternative is…we anoint our own king and let them battle it out.

          The New Feudalism is accomplished! Hail Victory!

          This is democracy at work. I love it. The coalition building around a future for all of us…not just the Sheldon Adelsons of the world. By the time this process is finished, we will have learned a great deal. What we need to re-learn is the fundamental human fairness of FDRs’ New Deal.

          This is not politics as usual. This is naked fascism in all its ugly ways. It was easy to see from the start that a sick man like the OD, having tasted power of which he never dreamed, would never willingly give it up.

          Now you have a rapidly rebuilding team of criminal supporters of this regime. They will stop at nothing. The president has announced he is going to stop sharing his calls with world leaders. Have we ever known the details of his calls with Putin?

          Vote Blue…dammit.
          and hope it still matters.


  6. Gilpin Guy says:

    I thought Warren’s closing was God awful stupid.  “I’m a fighter.  I like to fight. Fight fight fight.  You wanna fight?  Let’s fight. Did I mention I’m a fighter.  I am going to run the federal government like a fight club.  Fighting is all I know. I’m a fighter.”

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