Whoops, sorry for the early posting. Military time always gets me; I’ve missed trains this way! I did the time arithmetic twice, too! –lambert
The Debate starts in one-half hour, at 9:00PM EST. Please add your comments as the debate proceeds! (Also, I assume there will be any number of live feeds besides NBC, MSNBC, and Telemundo, so I hope readers will recommend any they find especially smooth. This may vary by region!)
For me, the last debate had several unexpected turns: I expected Warren to dominate, but the moderators protected her on climate change and foreign policy. Will the moderators protect Biden, who seems to be avoiding press scrutiny?
Nor did I expect Beto to break into Spanish (an issue in California), and I also didn’t expect immigration policy and the border to emerge as a top issue (although I suppose that should have been obvious from the media/NGO build-up beforehand).
Of course, that segment was pure virtue signaling, since in less than 24 hours, this headline appeared: “House passes $4.6 billion border bill as leaders cave to moderate Democrats and GOP. Since the “Democrats will debate on doorstep of Miami’s black community”, a similar issue on which the Democrats could virtue signal on and then not deliver would be reparations; if that happens, we might get an indication of how Sanders and his staffers are working together.
Good luck, America! Readers, enjoy!