Like others, we watched the first Democratic presidential debate. It was a rough act — Saturday Night Live will have a field day with an entertaining skit of the political free-for-all. I half look forward to watching that.
The six Democratic hopefuls targeted each other — often with personal attacks. Oddly enough, Donald Trump seemed to be the one that escaped unscathed.
The headlines summed up the night. CNN: “Mike Bloomberg gets badly roughed up in debate that tests his unconventional campaign.” The Washington Post: “The Democratic debate was noisy and full of attacks, a sign of the urgency many candidates and the party feel.” The New York Times: “Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. claimed undue credit for being the ‘first’ candidate to introduce a public (health care) option.”
Bloomberg took his licks, but he made a cogent remark in passing: “I can’t think of a way that would make it easier for Donald Trump to get re-elected than listening to this conversation.”