Joe-mentum

Biden won big in the South Carolina primary. As media foments coronavirus panic-demic to trash Trump, it is resonating more than Russia or Ukraine-gate. If markets continue to tank and there’s a recession before the election, this could take him down.

It won’t be Joe and his energy & charisma. He looks pretty sleepy on Sunday shows. Hillary-esque. Bernie at least fills arenas. Even if Mayor Mike does well on Super Tuesday, we’re left with all old white guys. SAD.

mAd prediction. Biden-Klobuchar. Yawn.

(Joe-mentum coined during Joe Leiberman presidential campaign)

Bloomin’ Mess

Last night’s Dem Debate was an unmitigated unmoderated mess.

Nobody knocked Bernie out. He was rattled, but stood tall. Lizzie got her long-awaited revenge against Mayor Mike for backing her rival Scott Brown in the Massachusetts Senate race. Mike himself went from an F to a D- .  Bloom is off that rose. The rest of the field cross-talked and yelled a lot. Pundits are saying it was Biden’s best night. If that was a best night, Trump’s got it made in the shade.

Frank Bruni NYTimes Pick.

Fracas in Vegas

Democrat Debate Night again. This time on the Las Vegas strip. NBC moderators. They hate Bernie according to Vanity Fair. So will the questions to him be fair? Can Amy & Lizzie come out swinging? Will Joe rope-a-dope? Will Mayor Pete join Mayor Mike on the box?

Do or die for Bloomberg as he joins the fray. All punches will be going his way. Can he take the incoming with confidence and sharp jabs?

Fingers crossed while swigging a Big Gulp.

No Break Outs

Friday Night Lights. Democrat Debate. No Break Outs. No Break Downs. If there was a winner, it was Amy Klobuchar.

Joe took to yelling as a substitute for articulation or passion. Mayor Pete loses on the race trope. Lizzie Warren has an annoying voice. That’s just the truth. Bernie was strong with the exception of his guns argument. Steyer made the best points about defeating Trump.

Mike Bloomberg looks better every day. Pragmatic. Centrist. Strong.

Take De Bait

Last Dem Debate before Iowa Caucuses.

Will Lizzie Warren bait Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden. That’ll be her Ber Den. As they go after each other Mayor Pete can parry from his deck chair. Amy may be lured into the fray with too much tension on the line. Steyer will haul in plastic bottles and scream about climate change. Yang rushes in to clang the bell as AI bots take over the ship.

Wolf sporadically yells over the horn. This is Breaking News!!!!!

Side Story – Dem Debate

Over on PBS. On the impeachment margin. Did you know? There was a Democrat debate tonight. Boring as hell.

Mayor Pete did spar with Lizzie & Amy. They tore him up. Not pretty. Klobuchar strong. Her best night. Warren a bit off her game. Biden still senile. Yang made some futuristic points which nobody on the stage understood. Steyer is creepy. Bernie. Always Bernie. Other than that. Boring as hell.

Advantage Trump. Mayor Mike!! Oprah! Where are you?

Dem Scrum 5

Fifth Democrat Debate.

Mayor Pete got his test. Tulsi took him on. He rallied. But. Did not close the deal. So. Against Trump? Joe waffled but didn’t pass out in a puddle. Tom Steyer got too much time. Kamala fakes accent. Amy shaky but funny. Elizabeth too dependent on Fed Gov’t to solve the country’s ills. Yang refreshing. Booker black-ish. Bernie consistent.

Bottom line. Nobody elicited excitement. Pretty boring.

Dem Dozen

Twelve Democrats on one stage. Too many to have a meaningful debate. But. If you have to rate their performances.

My assessment a New York Times Pick.

Warren- Winner. Took incoming with clarity and aplomb.
Bernie- Strong. Happy to see him so spirited and consistent.
Biden- Better. Didn’t drool or stumble too much.
Kamala- Annoying. Phony as ever.
Pete- Good. Needs to pare paragraphs into sound bites.
Amy- Improved. Positive reviews, moderate in waiting.
The other six- See ya.

Dam Break

John Bolton is a hyper-neo-con from way back and he’s pissed about Syria and getting canned. So. He went back to his buddies at Fox to spill. It seems there are fatal cracks in the infrastructure. Trump falls?

On to tonight’s candidate overflow aka debate. Who should Dems now nominate? And run against? Surely not Pence. Open the gates.