It’s Pretty Bad for the Dems When POLITICO agrees with me. In today’s unsigned opinion piece, Politico and I appear to be walking the same path; The President was the clear winner last night. From the article.
Trump won Wednesday night’s debate by a mile. Unlike Tuesday night, none of the top contenders in the Democratic field stood out or looked comfortable defending their positions and records or prosecuting the case against the incumbent president. It seemed as if there were more attacks on the past policies and practices of the Obama administration than on today’s Trump administration. Outside of Vice President Biden’s very effective opening statement and some early swings at the president by Senator Harris, the two leading candidates focused their fire on one another and failed to take the fight back to President Trump until nearly two hours in.
I am rapidly running out of popcorn and my Amazon Prime restock isn’t due for a few more days. I’m not sure I can handle all this winning.
The piece winds up with,
It is absolutely mind-boggling to me that the Democratic candidates think their best path forward is to aggressively and personally attack one another over the finer points of their white papers and decades-old positions, given the intensity of their base’s desire to remove Trump from the White House. It’s mind-boggling that there would be several candidates taking shots at Barack Obama when he’s broadly popular, Trump isn’t, and the whole point of this enterprise is beating Trump.
And so in that regard, the loser of the debate tonight was the eventual Democratic nominee, who it is clear will win only after being a victim of some aggressive friendly fire.
Being a victim of aggressive friendly fire, fire that depends on whether you are tied to Obama or not. What a turn of events. Side note: I believe this article gave way too much deference to Kamala Harris. It totally failed to mention the thumping Tulsi Gabbard gave her over her unethical and in some cases, downright criminal behavior towards persons, many of color, caught up in California’s criminal (in)justice system. There will be more on that down the road.
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