Drunkblogging the New Hampshire Democratic Debate
It was a debate about nothing.
Not exactly nothing. Each candidate thinks that they’re The One to beat Trump, and said so forcefully. Or in the case of Biden and Sanders, loudly.
But in terms of undoing all the gains made over the last three years, the seven candidates stand as one.
So they have that going for them, which isn’t nice for us.
But as a debate over ideas, it wasn’t a debate at all. Exact same ideas, varying only (and barely) in who would do the mostest fundamental transformation the fastest.
I don’t think that’s an easy sell in an economy with record-high confidence levels.
“Four more years” probably has a much nicer ring to it.
And that’s it for tonight, but I honestly can’t wait to drunkblog the New Hampshire results on Tuesday. They can’t all lose, but some of them surely will — and what a thrill that will be.
Elsewhere on PJ right now:
That ought to keep you busy for a while — I’ll see you bright and early on Monday.
Thanks for tuning in.
I take it back. The closing topic is not child poverty. The closing topic is “Who wants to spend the most money on stuff that sounds really good but won’t do anything to fix the broken families that create child poverty?”
And seven hands go up.
“They’re all our children.”
Back away from my kids, Joe.
Joe Biden will put an end to having to move.
Liz Warren believes that children are our future.
Yuge, if true.
Yep. It shouldn’t be a snooze-fest, since the radical is commonplace. But the only real debate is a battle of personalities — and there aren’t any strong personalities — over who can beat Trump.
It’s not a debate. It’s ME ME ME times seven.
Next topic: Child poverty.
The answer is simple: Broken families.
Anyone going to address that?
I think not.
It’s a big snooze-fest. I’ll explain why at the end.
Also, something I noticed from the comments: Where’s Biden been the last 20 minutes?