Like WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) superstar “Road Dogg” Jesse James says, “Oh, you didn’t know? You’re a$$ better call somebodyyyyy!”
And the democrats who should’ve “called somebody” were Michael Bloomberg and Amy Klobuchar.
Bloomberg should have called 911 and Klobuchar should have taken a page from “Who wants to be a Millionaire” and “asked the audience” or “phoned a friend!”
According to Mary Anne Marsh [Mary Anne Marsh is a Democrat political analyst and a principal at Dewey Square Group in Boston where she provides strategic counsel for Fortune 100 companies, non-profits and political campaigns.] for Fox News, “In fierce Democratic presidential debate, 1 winner and 5 losers.”
Ms. Marsh’s bio indicates that she is an extremely biased liberal, and I would argue the democrats had no winners in this debate. The only real winner here was President Trump!
I felt her overall take on the debate, however, was pretty accurate.
“Multibillionaire Michael Bloomberg landed in Las Vegas like a highly anticipated show on the Strip. But when he took to the stage with five competitors for the Democratic presidential nomination Wednesday night, their debate immediately became an Ultimate Fighting Championship [UFC] match.”
“Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., landed the most blows and won the night [This is debatable. I would say she wasn’t really attacked by anyone because none of them feel she is someone to worry about anymore!]. Warren would not be ignored or denied [This means the debate moderators failed to stop her from being a blabber mouth and time hog.] Warren flattened Bloomberg out of the gate using his own words against the former New York City mayor and he never recovered. As a result, voters got to see the real Warren, who was the front-runner last fall. And they saw the real Bloomberg, not the filtered one seen on paid TV ads and in social media.”
Have you realized yet that Ms. Marsh is an Elizabeth Warren fan?
“Warren’s strong performance helped her at a time when she needs it most and hurt Bloomberg so badly that he may not recover.”
This I agree with. The whole world saw that Michael “The Emperor” Bloomberg has no clothes! He was unmasked as a fraud, a hack, and not ready for prime time.
In Marsh’s opinion, “There was one winner [Warren] and five losers at the end of the debate – Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont; former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota; former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg; and Bloomberg, who turned out to be the biggest loser of all.”
“With Bloomberg standing to her right Warren landed a left to the jaw with a shattering exchange using his own words about women against him. She then used his nondisclosure agreements, the stop-and-frisk tactic employed by police primarily against minorities when he was mayor, and his vast fortune estimated at more than $60 billion against him too.”
“Bloomberg’s performance was a disaster. He was not the Bloomberg of his ads in this debate – and that’s now a big problem for him.”
“Warren exposed the real Michael Bloomberg and it was not a pretty picture.”
“It was Warren’s relentless challenge to Bloomberg on a host of issues – including his treatment of women who worked for him and his refusal to release them from nondisclosure agreements – as well as his treatment of people of color with his stop-and-frisk policy.”
“Bloomberg’s attempts to apologize and explain only made the situation worse. His apology came off as more about convenience than sincerity – and that will register with voters too.”
“Finally, Bloomberg also sounded a lot like President Trump when asked about releasing his tax returns, raising issues about his lack of transparency.”
“Sanders, the self-described democratic socialist who represents Vermont was repeatedly questioned about his lack of transparency regarding his medical records, his recent heart attack and the cost of his “Medicare-for-all” plan.”
Mayor Pete “Buttigieg is the leader in delegates at this early stage from his strong finish in Iowa and New Hampshire. He used the debate to land a few blows on Sanders, with whom he’s locked in a delegate fight.”
“The former mayor also hit Klobuchar, who he is competing with for moderate voters…,” and they “… had a number of exchanges in their fight for moderate voters.”
I particularly liked when Mayor Pete referred to Klobuchar’s previous inability to name the president of Mexico, even though she is on trade and immigration committees in the Senate.
Her response was, “Are you mocking me?” and “Are you calling me dumb?” Obviously attempting put Mayor Pete on the defensive while trying to gain some sympathy for herself.
I would say, “If the shoe fits, wear it, Amy!”
Former Vice-President “Biden did nothing to help himself. He looked like a tourist in Las Vegas rather than someone who should own the stage.”
“Biden did little if anything to reassure voters he’s the best one to take on Trump or stem his slide in the polls. And that’s more bad news for Biden in this race.”
Bloomberg did manage to land a blow on Bernie, however, when he said, “Sanders, the best known socialist over here, happens to be a millionaire with three houses.”
The truth hurts, right, Bernie?
The truth hurts in general for all of these democrat candidates.
And that’s the truth!
I’m actually looking forward to the next democrat debate.
I’m sure Mini-Mike Bloomberg can’t say the same!
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