Nevada debate

Morganna

Food fight.


jamie

Warren hit pretty hard with the Bloomberg horse faced lesbian comment.


Morganna

This is mayhem. Everyone is attacking one another. In 30 minutes it seems like everyone has been attacked. And except for Bloomberg, everyone has been on the attack. 

Bernie looked so angry at one point, he looked like he was in distress.

Liz Warren was jumping in before the first question was resolved.

Klobuchar looks composed. Bloomberg looks composed.

Buttigieg had a sassy one liner but was clearly ruffled when he was attacked.

I think Klobuchar looks the best. And no major screw ups by Biden.


Smedley

Mayor Pete winning so far IMO, Bernie second best. Bloomberg back on his heels, not doing well. Warren scoring points but too much on the attack - seems like she’s auditioning for Bernie VP. Amy a little shaky. Biden decent but still Biden. 

Way too much fighting overall. 


drummerboy

Klobuchar looked terrible on the Mexico thing. But then, I don't care for her much anyway.

But yeah - food fight.


drummerboy

jamie said:

Warren hit pretty hard with the Bloomberg horse faced lesbian comment.

 wait, what did he say? I missed that.


Morganna

Liz stands up for Amy. Very cool.

Most exchanges sound petty and mean.


jeffl

It’s all so cringeworthy. I’d take Mayor Pete in a heartbeat.  


STANV

Liz decided to take the gloves off. She's been trying to be nice and perhaps looked at the results and remembered  the saying "Nice Guys Finish Last" 


STANV

jeffl said:

It’s all so cringeworthy. I’d take Mayor Pete in a heartbeat.  

 I wouldn't. I'm still not impressed by him.


Morganna

I like Bloomberg's calm. I am so tired of histrionics. 


Smedley

STANV said:

Liz decided to take the gloves off. She's been trying to be nice and perhaps looked at the results and remembered  the saying "Nice Guys Finish Last" 

 She has been good tonight, should get a bump. But sanders is holding serve, so I dont see her meaningfully cutting into his lead.


Morganna

I think Pete is quick on his feet and can turn a phrase but I don't see him as the leader of the free world. 


jamie

drummerboy said:

jamie said:

Warren hit pretty hard with the Bloomberg horse faced lesbian comment.

 wait, what did he say? I missed that.

 https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/horse-faced-lesbian-elizabeth-warren-rips-mike-bloomberg-for-his-alleged-remarks-on-women


Morganna

Bloomberg, love him or hate him, sounds like a guy who knows what he is talking about.  His delivery is calm and confident, everyone else sound like they are desperate to make a point. 


jeffl

The environment is Mike’s wheelhouse.  He hit his stride on those questions.  


Dennis_Seelbach

Bernie going wild...not a good look.


Morganna

Honestly I'm voting for someone to take on extraordinary problems. As a female, I am less concerned about what remarks a male candidate made about women, than his ability to solve issues on health care, climate change and foreign policy.


Dennis_Seelbach

Liz doing her best Bernie impression...awful !!!


ml1

Bloomberg just called his opponents communists. What an *******. 

Talk about giving Trump a gift. 


Morganna

Can all of the people on the stage stop trying to convince us of how poor they are. They are all doing OK, fine with me, 

Cheap shot by Liz about Amy and Joe trying to please Mitch McConnell.


Jaytee

It was a circular firing squad. Bernie needs 3 houses? Not a great debate for Bloomberg, but I'm thinking people don't really care about all this stuff right now. Just tiresome now. Bloomberg looking more like the leader of the Free world.


dave

I was worried Pete might get hit by a flying stapler at one point.


Jaytee

dave said:

I was worried Pete might get hit by a flying stapler at one point.

 LMAO....


drummerboy

twitter is saying Warren kicked some a$$ tonight.


dave

On one hand I thought Warren did well, but then I thought she was fighting the way a drowning person does to stay afloat.  Bloomberg had that kind of "I'm not prepared for this, but another hundred million should fix it" stare in his eyes; also "where are my attorneys?".  Bernie was Bernie in his Vermont cabin persona.  Klobluchar was shaking a bit, writing furious scrawl on her notepad: "Ignore the man on your right; you WILL be president".  Joe did fairly well, but people seem to set a low bar for him these days; I like how he shares credit with Obama.  Pete had some kind of preternatural calm about him; he likely won't win, but will replace the DNC chair if he loses and Trump wins. 


ml1

For anyone who thought this was an undignified free for all should remember what GOP debates were like. At least no Democrats were competing to tell us how much they love torture, how many countries they would bomb, how many federal agencies they would close, or how big anyone's penis is. 


steel

I will vote for whichever Democrat wins the nomination but if it should be Bloomberg (unlikely) I will vote with the least enthusiasm and a distinct feeling of resignation.

Last night was the first time he had to step out from behind the advertising commercial curtain. He looked unprepared and ill suited to either take on Trump and perhaps even more disheartening, make any of the meaningful changes in this country that have created Trump as President in the first place. Certainly less corrupt than Trump (who isn't?) but other than that, same old shite, different tie. -I know I'm being a tad unfair with this last remark but I think it a bad sign (for Bloomberg) that it even occurred to me.

His ascension thus far seems not so much that he has the money to spend but that the people in this country STILL continue to weirdly equate making money to the qualities of being President.

PS: I liked Pete in the beginning of his campaign but he more and more strikes me as a calculating fraud.

ALSO: We have two highly qualified women on stage to do the job and I think it is about time that we voted for one to lead this country. -Even though Bernie is absolutely right about "Health care for all". -It is not a "Pie in the sky" theory but a happy healthy proven way of life in MANY countries.


Smedley

As someone who has supported Bloomberg on here I have to admit he was awful last night. No two ways around it. Everyone knew, going in, the things he would be attacked on -- stop and frisk, NDAs, redlining etc. I don't think there were any surprises there. Presumably he had plenty of time to prepare and high-priced consultants to help him prepare, and his responses still pretty much sucked. I swear if I had 2 hours to prepare I would have done better. Plus a lot of the time he looked like a fish out of water, like he didn't want to be there. He did have a decent second hour, nothing great but not bad, but the damage was already  done.  

Not sure where Bloomberg goes from here but unless somehow he mitigates the damage from last night and regains momentum he may be out of the race by the Wednesday after Super Tuesday. At which point Bernie will most likely have a hammerlock on the nomination.  



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