Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Kamala Harris became a serious contender for the Democrat nomination last night. The Willie Brown paramour from California won the debate by landing a massive body blow on front-runner Joe Biden, putting her star on the rise in the race and accelerating Biden’s inevitable fall.
Watch this clip – it is devastating for Biden:
“It’s a mis-charicteration (sic)” are the first words out of our nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator’s mouth. He looks like one of the old Democrat segregationists he “got stuff done” with back in the 1970s, an age that most Democrat voters cannot even remotely relate to. He sounds old, he sounds programmed, everything he talks about is stuff that happened damn near half a century ago.
And then, he is so shaky, so unsure of himself, so out of canned talking points, that he becomes the first person in the history of presidential debates to …wait for it … cut himself off.
That boy done. And Kamala is off to the races. That clip getting played constantly on all the cable channels and all the social media platforms will add 5 points to her polling support in a week, maybe more.
The “Look at Me ‘Cuz I’m So Weird” award goes without any question at all to goofball author Marianne Williamson, who, when asked what her first priority upon assuming the presidency would be, actually said this:
“My first call is to the prime minister of New Zealand, who said that her goal is to make New Zealand the place where it’s the best place in the world for a child to grow up,” said Williamson. “I would tell her, ’Girlfriend, you are so wrong!”
Williamson is so overwhelmingly weird that even the weirdos at the Huffington Post went off on her performance this morning. That’s weird.
Her closing statement capped off a night of weirdness, probably capping off her vanity project campaign for good, as the DNC will now instruct their media toadies to keep her off the air and out of future debates:
Honestly, I can’t tell if she was threatening to defeat the President in next year’s general election or propositioning him. All conservatives should immediately contribute money to her campaign to ensure she is able to stay in this race, just as a practical joke.
The embarrassing MSNBC/NBC moderators did their best to ignore Williamson, allowing her less than 5 minutes of time to air her her grievances against New Zealand and praise her spirit guides, but if you’re Andrew Yang, you’re thinking “damn, sure wish I’d have gotten that extra two minutes!” this morning. Yang, the only actual semi-interesting person on that stage last night, the guy who campaigns on his claim to have a million ideas, was only given 2:58 to express them by the DNC/fake media cabal desperately hoping to kill him off before he can catch any fire in the race.
By comparison, Biden got 13:19 to talk about all the great stuff he did during the Nixon Administration, Harris got 12:16, Mayor Pete was awarded 11:21 for being the bestest hall monitor in the field, and the old Commie got 10:58 to spout all of his Stalinist nostrums.
Yang did get the consolation prize by winning the Drudge insta-poll following the debate. Yang pulled in over 28% of the vote in that measure, probably because his paltry time speaking ended up irritating fewer Americans than everyone else. Hilariously, Williamson actually came in third in that poll, pulling over 12% support, while Kamala Harris was second at 17%.
Who had the worst night? Other than Biden, you’d have to point to John Hickenlooper, Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bennett and Eric Swalwell, all of whom were the same non-factors in the debate that they’ve been thus far in the campaign. You can just stick a fork in all of ’em.
The Commie was the Commie, sounding and looking exactly as he sounded and looked in the 2016 race with the Pantsuit Princess. Being the only outright Commie in that race, he was able to give the Fainting Felon a race for her money. His problem this time, though, is that there are a ton of other outright commies in the race, and they’re really cutting into his support base.
Sanders spent his time pounding on every boogeyman imaginable, as Commies always do: The Medical industry, drug makers, corporate bigwigs in general, ICE, the Border Patrol, President Trump, Climate Change, conservative judges, senate Republicans – all of those handy boogeymen and more enjoyed their time in last night’s Bolshevik spotlight. He’s a tiresome old hack trading on nothing but fear and empty promises, which of course is why depraved Democrat voters love him.
Last night didn’t harm him, but it didn’t do him any good, either. Expect him to fall in the polls over the next couple of weeks, and expect both Fauxcahontas and Harris to pass him.
Hey, what about Mayor Pete? Last night was set up by the DNC and NBC to be his breakout moment, that jumpstart that would move his campaign into the next gear. He did fine in the debate by all accounts, but none of the media coverage is focused on him this morning.
And Buttigieg’s biggest problem comes in the only measure that really matters in these debates: Optics. Standing there on that stage next to the much, much taller Unfrozen Caveman Senator, Mayor Pete just looked like a high school sophomore trying to debate the school principal. After his awful weekend back in South Bend, Buttigieg needed to have a moment last night in which he showed real authority and empathy, especially for African Americans, in order to break out of that Optics trap.
He didn’t do that. Thus, his campaign, which had already stagnated in the 6-7% support level in the various polls, will continue to stagnate. You may even see his level of support begin to slowly drop, as frustrated potential supporters turn their heads to Kamala and Fauxcahontas.
So, here are the winners and losers from the Second Debate:
Kamala Harris, and it isn’t close
This race is shaking out very quickly, despite the crowded field. Now that she’s had her breakout moment, Kamala Harris is going to be hard, hard, hard for the other candidates to take down.
Think about it: How’s it going to look to identity-politics-oriented Democrats when two old, gray-haired white guys start going after the lone woman of color in the field? Exactly. So you won’t see them do that. And if they can’t go after her, how are they going to stop her?
Good question. Glad I don’t have to answer it.
That is all.
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