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A CNN-Level Collapse: Dem Debate Night 1 Ratings Fall by 25%

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

We here at the Campaign Update have laughed out loud for the last 3 years as CNN’s ratings have collapsed like a treehouse built like a Bernie Sanders acolyte. – Now, the fake news channel’s collapse has rubbed off on its cherished Democrat Party and it’s presidential debates.

Last night’s first of two debates aired solely on CNN this week plummeted from the 15.3 million viewers who tuned into the debates held in late June to just 11.5 million, according to the final ratings released this morning by the Neilsen Media Research group:

CNN’s broadcast of the Democratic debates on Tuesday night attracted 11.5 million viewers, according to final ratings compiled by Nielsen Media Research.

Some 8.7 million people tuned into CNN while the CNN Digital live stream attracted 2.8 million.

The first of two debates from Detroit was watched by approximately 4 million fewer people than the June 26 debate broadcast by NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo, which attracted 15.3 million viewers for the broadcast from Miami.

Oh, my.

Neilsen attributes some of the collapse to the tough competition the Democrat Clown Show faced from airings of “The Bachelorette” on ABC and “America’s Got Talent” on NBC. But if the Democrat field also had talent, wouldn’t concerned Americans tune into their debate and catch “The Bachelorette” on their DVR, sans commercials?

Contrast these ratings to the GOP debates during the summer of 2015, all of which drew well over 20 million viewers, even the fiasco that was moderated by the raging nitwits from CNBC. Critics will contend that that was mainly due to the presence of Donald Trump, but the proper reply to that is yeah, and he won the election, so what’s your point?

The big danger going forward here for the DNC is the stunning lack of public interest in their jalopy clown car. The DNC is already scheming to rid the field of anyone who does not toe the party line – witness what they’ve done to Andrew Yang this week – which most likely means that actually interesting and entertaining outliers like Marianne Williamson, Yang and Tulsi Gabbard won’t be on-stage for the next rounds of debates this fall.

These three interesting people are the only attractions for anyone to the political right of Fidel Castro to actually watch these debates – without them, the only people tuning in will be the same collection of lunatics, nitwits and malcontents who live their entire lives making all the noise on Twitter and Facebook.

Newsflash to the DNC: That is not a winning strategy.

But please, don’t listen to me. Carry on.

That is all.

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Beto Flops, Williamson Tops in Tuesday Democrat Debate

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

You can tell a lot about a Democrat debate by reading the reviews posted about it by CNN and the New York Times. – Those two fake news media sources are, after all, the official mouthpieces for the Democrat Party, and their readers/viewers heavily tilt towards the voters who will end up picking the party’s nominee next year.

Over at CNN, old political chimera/hack David Gergen hilariously (unintentionally) said that the “highlight” of the debate was the emergence of a “coalition of five moderates: Bullock, Delaney, Amy Klobuchar, Tim Ryan, and John Hickenlooper.”

Here’s what’s funny about that: If you add up the polling numbers in the latest national horse race polls of those five “moderates,” you get … wait for it … ZERO. Ok, maybe you get 1, because Klobuchar does still occasionally register a smidgen of support here and there. But still, that’s a highlight?

The fact is that there is no such thing as an actual “moderate” in the Democrat party at the national level anymore. Every one of those five candidates Gergen names is for abortion until the moment of birth. Every one of them is for forcing American taxpayers to provide free healthcare to illegal immigrants. Every one of them is for some form of nationalized healthcare. Every one of them is for taking away your guns and effectively doing away with the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. Every one of them would vote in lockstep with San Fran Nan if they served in the House of Representatives and every one of them would vote along with AOC and the “Squad” about 90% of the time.

Gergen as always is a big raging doofus. But the point here is that, if that was the most notable point of this debate in Gergen’s mind, just exactly how awful was it, really, and what does that say about the efforts of the other 7 candidates who were on the stage last night?

Fridah Ghetis, the next CNN writer on the matter, said the night “belonged to Klobuchar, Warren and Buttigieg.” Folks, any Democrat debate that “belonged” to the most abusive member of the U.S. Senate, a life-long fake Indian and the failed mayor of a small town in Indiana is a pure recipe for the landslide re-election of Donald J. Trump.

Let’s have more of these nights, please. I vote for one every week.

The New York Times, meanwhile, completely disagrees with Ghetis and CNN, singling out Klobuchar and Buttigieg as two of the three people on the stage last night who did not achieve the “breakout moment” they really needed to invigorate their campaigns.

The third named by the Times? Every fake journalist’s former love interest, Irish Bob O’Rourke. The senate looooooooser from Texas yet again demonstrated that he has no place whatsoever being in this race – he simply has no compelling reason for being on that stage, and it showed. When a guy who just got whipped in a statewide senate race tells the world that the main reason to nominate him is that he can win Texas, you know the love affair is over.

Irish Bob is done. If he had a lick of sense, he would end his presidential campaign today and come back to Texas to run in next year’s senate race vs. John Cornyn. He would lose that race, too, but he’d probably lose by a slimmer margin than anyone else the feckless Texas Democrat Party might nominate.

There were three real, obvious winners from this debate. The first two are the two “front-runners” – actually second and third-place runners behind Creepy Uncle Joe – Fauxcahontas and The Commie. The DNC had set this first night up as an opportunity for these two to go after one another, something they both refused to do. Neither one laid a hammer, sickle or tomahawk on the other, and their various run-ins with non-entities like John Delaney and Hickenlooper will make no difference to any brain-dead Democrat voter. Thus, the 2nd-and-third-runners will emerge in the polls following this week’s debates in those same positions.

The third obvious winner is the one who “won” this debate in the only measure that matters: public perception. That person is clearly the new-age nut Marianne Williamson, who felt the need to tell an interviewer prior to the debate that she is not a “new-age nut.” Well, ok, then.

But she is very entertaining, unorthodox, and, unlike anyone else on that stage, she is the one person who was actually speaking extemporaneously, saying exactly what was on her mind and what she really, truly believes. As a result, it is no accident that, as of this writing, she is receiving 47%(!) of the vote in the live Drudge Report post-debate poll as the candidate who “won” the debate. It is no accident that Google says she was the most-searched candidate in 49 of 50 states as the debate was going on.

Here’s the other thing that sets Williamson apart from the rest of the Democrat field: She speaks in a way that most ordinary Americans can relate to. The TV pundits can all laugh about her comments about there being “dark spiritual forces” at work in American society today, but I don’t know how anyone can watch 90% of the putrid dreck coming out of Hollywood these days or read about the thousands of arrests and prosecutions of child-traffickers and child-porn distributors in recent months and think that that is not a true statement.

Williamson also speaks using uplifting language rather than the dark, depressing language of the socialism being pushed by everyone around her. She talks about things like potential and beauty and success and hopes and dreams instead of the wonkish polemics being offered by automatons like The Commie and Mayor Pete. She’s been talking about things like this in front of huge audiences for more than a quarter of a century, and she’s really good at it.

The DNC is scared to death of her and will no doubt rig the process to try to keep her out of the next rounds of debates, as they are already doing to Andrew Yang. But we should expect Williamson to get some sort of polling boost out of last night’s performance.

More than anything else, what last night’s debate showed us was the somewhat amazing weakness of the Democrat field of clowns, er, candidates, and how increasingly unlikely it is that anyone on that stage will have a prayer of beating President Trump in next year’s general election.

I’m cool with that.

That is all.

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Democrat Debates, Round 2 Feature Rigged Match-ups of Front-Runners

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

I demand to be a billionaire! um, will that work too, Rashida? – Michigan Bigot Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib told Fake, er, Jake Tapper yesterday that the economy is not growing because of the policies of President Donald Trump, but because…wait for it…THE PEOPLE DEMANDED IT. I swear I don’t make this stuff up. Here’s a link to the video:

Tlaib Flounders While Trying to Explain Why Michigan Shouldn’t Reelect Trump Given Their Economy Recovery

No, Rashida, that does not make sense. Not at all. Go away.

Hooboy. Here we go again. – The second round of Democrat “debates” take place tonight and tomorrow night in Detroit, to be televised on the Democrat activist channel CNN. So, it’ll be a great night to binge “Fixer Upper” or catch up on all those episodes of “Last Man Standing” you’ve missed or maybe watch a baseball game, which is my plan.

I’m not sure which of CNN’s on-air hacks will serve as “moderators”, but does it really matter? Whichever Democrat activist hacks it turns out to be will assuredly pose only the most painless of softball questions to the various circus clowns on stage, and none of the clowns will make any effort to actually answer the question posed anyway. It would be a far more honest endeavor if CNN just gave each of circus clowns 10 minutes or so to recite their standard talking points, because that’s what they’re all going to do.

The only real question over the next two evenings is whether any of the also-rans can recite their talking points in a manner that might allow them to have a break-out moment, like Kamala Harris had during her first debate at the expense of Creepy Uncle Joe. Harris got a big initial boost from that attack – which turned out to have been mostly false, but hey, she’s a Democrat, so that’s ok – temporarily moving her into second place in a few national polls, as Biden’s own poll ratings cratered.

But in the weeks that have followed that event, Biden has slowly regained his poll standing by largely staying out of the public spotlight (the old Hillary Clinton strategy) while Harris, a terrible campaigner, has utterly failed to capitalize on her opportunity and has fallen back into a weak fourth place.

This is where the Democrat debate process – with just a handful of debates spaced a month apart – plays into Biden’s creepy hands. Biden’s a horrible debater in general, and putting his elderly, highly-plasticized face in the national spotlight is never going to be a good thing for him. So, he is going to need weeks to recover from every one of these debate events, and the DNC process will give that to him. The fact that he’s been able to recover from his first debate fiasco is a firm testament to the laughable weakness of the rest of the Democrat field of clowns.

The field enters this week’s debates in almost the same polling positions they occupied entering the first debates, with two notable exceptions. First, The Commie has cratered over the past two weeks, as his poll numbers have fallen from around 20% to the low teens in the most recent round of polls. Fauxcahontas has now firmly assumed second place, trailing Creepy Uncle Joe by 12-14 points.

Second, Irish Bob O’Rourke, who entered the first debates polling around 4-5%, just behind Mayor Pete, has now cratered so badly that he trails Andrew Yang, one of the three actually interesting candidates in the Democrat field. Irish Bob finds himself on-stage tonight with Fauxcahontas, The Commie, Mayor Pete, the mercurial Marianne Williamson, and an assortment of 0-1%-polling irrelevancies who should have already abandoned their vanity campaigns. Tonight is basically Irish Bob’s last stand – he either finds a way to make himself relevant to the process again, or what little ongoing funding he still has will dry up like a West Texas stock tank in a drought.

As I pointed out last time, the Democrats never leave anything to chance, so both night’s panels have been rigged as battles between front-runners who have been trading polling support with each other in the hopes of improving TV ratings. Tonight’s feature match is between The Commie and Fauxcahontas, and you can bet the CNN “moderators” have been instructed to focus most of their questioning on those two.

Wednesday night’s feature match will be between Creepy Uncle Joe and Harris, obviously. No one else on tomorrow night’s stage is polling more than 3%. Aside from the feature bout, the big question will be whether or not Yang can get more than the 3 minutes of air time he got from the MSNBC goons during his first debate and potentially have a breakout moment.

Readers may remember that I predicted back in March that Yang would eventually become one of the “rising stars” of this field, but backed off of that later after Yang had had several awful TV appearances during which he did nothing but robotically recite talking points. Over the last month, though, Yang has gotten out of that noose provided by his “expert” advisors, and begun speaking more extemporaneously. Not surprisingly, we’ve seen his polling numbers begin to creep up as a result.

If he can get fair treatment from CNN’s fake “moderators” – and that’s a very big “if” since the people at the DNC are scared to death of an outsider like Yang – he could finally have the breakout moment he needs to boost his campaign on Wednesday.

Tulsi Gabbard, the only other actual interesting person in the Democrat field besides Yang and Williamson, is also on the Wednesday stage. She also was given very little opportunity to speak by the MSNBC goons, and we’ll just have to wait and see if she is given any more chance on CNN. Given that the folks at the DNC hate her as much as they hate Yang, it’s highly doubtful.

Otherwise, we just have to hope for as much air time as possible for Williamson, just because she’s so damn entertaining.

That is all.

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Brace Yourselves, Because this Democrat Clown Show has Just Begun

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Creepy Joe crashing, Mayor Pete plummeting, the Incredible Shrinking Beto, and more.:  The fallout in the various polls from last week’s Democrat debates has been fast, fierce and entirely predictable. The winners and losers of those debates were obvious, at least in terms of how the demented Democrat voter base would react. As usual, the fake news media and their “experts” and “analysts” had little clue about any of that.

Take Mayor Pete Buttigieg as a great example. All the “expert” talking heads at CNN and MSNBC and Fox ooohed and ahhhed about his simple admission that “I couldn’t get it done” when asked why he’s been unable to do a single damn thing to ease the seething racial tensions in South Bend during his seven long years as Mayor. All the smart people smiled and declared the fake news media’s latest Democrat date as one of the “clear winners” of the second night’s debate. The same pundits and “experts” all marveled again on Friday as Mayor Pete announced that his campaign raised about $24 million during the second quarter of the year, apparently forgetting that President Donald Trump raised that amount in the first 24 hours of his campaign.

We have now had four new polls come out in the wake of the debates (The Hill/HarrisX, Politico/Morning Consult, CNN and Quinnipiac), and Mayor Pete has lost ground from his prior 7% support level in each and every one of them. He’s at a pitiful 4% in the most current poll, from Quinnipiac, and hilariously receives … wait for it … ZERO percent support from Black voters.

Ouch.

Then there’s the Incredible Shrinking Beto, the fake news media’s former fave Democrat date, Irish Bob O’Rourke. Irish Bob was already sucking wind going into the debates, sitting at an average of about 4% support in the various polls. In the four polls released this week, he comes in at 4, 3, 2, and 1. The man is headed to 0 with a bullet.

The goofy and insufferable ex-Texas congressman compounded his horrific debate performance by going to Juarez, Mexico (hey, if you can’t attract support in America, try another country!) the next day and announcing that all these illegal aliens from central America have no choice but to get paid by Soros operatives to travel to the U.S. because of … wait for it … CLIMATE CHANGE. Because of course that’s what he said. Turns out not even most incredibly gullible Democrat voters who love to be lied to are buying into that particular whopper.

I’ve been telling y’all that the once-impressive polling lead held by America’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator would be gone by October. Well, after his wooden, confused and feeble debate performance, that timetable has sped up considerably. Unless some unforeseen sequence of events intervenes, Creepy Uncle Joe will be lucky to lead in any of these polls, real or fake, come late August. In the two most-current of those four polls, CNN and Quinnipiac, his support level that hovered in the mid-40s just two months ago is now down to 22%.

Indeed, after his terrible exchange with Kamala Harris during the debate, Biden finds himself virtually tied with the opportunistic California Senator in Quinnipiac, leading her by just 22% – 20%.  Yikes.

What about Bernie Sanders, you ask? Well, The Commie appears to be on the same path as Irish Bob, albeit with still-higher numbers. In the four polls in question, his numbers have come in at 19, 15, 14, and 13. The old Bolshevik apparently thought it would be a great idea to not prepare for this first debate, and just parrot the same answers he’d given during his debates with the Fainting Felon four years ago. Amazingly, Democrat voters seem to be growing weary of his tiresome Marxist messaging, something no one could have ever possibly predicted, including yours truly.  Go figure.

I also seem to have missed on my prediction that Fauxcahontas would get a boost from being seated at the kiddie table in the first debate with a bunch of people who all were polling at 4% or less. Her numbers are still hovering around 12%, which is right where her average was before the debate took place. I have long suspected that Lieawatha is going to have the same problem experienced by the Coughing Crook, i.e., that the more public exposure she gets, the less the public is going to like her. That dynamic could be kicking in here.

Looking around, it does not appear that any of the myriad other candidates in the race got any sort of real bounce out of the debates. The fake news media has now figured out that Julian Castro is the only actual, real Hispanic candidate and is now doing its best to give him a boost with gobs of free air time, but that is not resulting thus far in any noticeable movement in his numbers. Conversely, the media is still doing everything it can to ignore the only actual interesting people in the race – Tulsi Gabbard, Andrew Yang and Marianne Williamson – no doubt adhering to their marching orders from the DNC, which hates them all and wants them out of the race as soon as possible.

The Democrat Party, the party of “diversity,” cannot tolerate anything resembling real diversity of thought in its presidential race, after all.

At the end of the day, the control being exerted by the DNC, in concert with its toadies in the media, is why we see this race rapidly boiling down to what will become a long, tough slog involving Creepy Uncle Joe, The Commie, Kamala, and Fauxcahontas, with Mayor Pete and Cory Booker continuing to hang around yapping at everyone’s heels so long as their money holds out.

If you think this clown show you’ve witnessed thus far is unimpressive, well, you are not alone. You can bet that the Pantsuit Princess is sitting up in Chappaqua, grinning her evil grin as she sips her third chardonnay of the morning, day-dreaming about how she will waltz into next year’s hung convention and present herself as the Party’s savior yet again.

Stranger things have happened, and stranger things will happen again before this is all over.

That is all.

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It’s Time to Take Marianne Williamson Seriously. Sort of.

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Responding to reader mail.:  Several readers have written to ask why I haven’t had anything to say about the U.S. Women’s Soccer team and this peroxided-blonde doofus making all the ruckus over in some foreign country where they are playing the World Cup boredom, er, soccer matches.

The answer to that is simple: I hate soccer. Well, let me revise that a little bit: I hate soccer when it is played by anyone over the age of 8. My granddaughter’s 6-year-old and under soccer games this Spring were totes awesome, mainly because the girls had no idea what they were doing, and no one had trained them to respect the “beauty” (which normal people translate to “tedious, mind-numbing, scoreless boredom”) of the game. So they just got out there and ran around and kicked the damn ball until they were utterly exhausted and their parents could then take them home and get some rest because their kids were too worn out to bug them about opening them a snak pak or taking them to Happy Fun Time Trampoline Town or something.

Soccer at that age is a fabulous spectator sport. But once those kids grow into adult bodies and incredibly boring soccer coaches teach them all the incredibly tedious aspects of how to bore fans until they become frustrated mobs who go out and start wars with neighboring countries, the game is a garbage dumpster fire. It then becomes a game populated by really good athletes who are so frustrated that no one really gives a damn about their dumpster fire game – like this peroxided chick whose name I don’t even know – that they end up lashing out in order to attract attention whenever they aren’t writhing on the turf faking an injury so that the other team gets a “yellow card” from one of the prissy game officials.

So that’s why I haven’t said anything about Peroxide Pauline or whatever her name actually is up until now, and why I don’t plan to have anything else to say about her in the future. So don’t ask me about her anymore.

All of which leads me to the real topic of the day: Marianne Williamson. Marianne Williamson probably never played a moment of soccer in her entire life, which goes a long way to helping to explain why she is an actual “interesting” person. Of course, I have to put quotes around that word, because being “interesting” is not always a positive thing, especially when one is interesting in a leftist, new-wavy, spiritual rock-worshiping, Stevie Nicks sort of way, as Ms. Williamson appears to be.

Most of the “experts,” i.e., pundits based in the D.C. thought bubble who all told you at various points in 2015-16 that Donald Trump a) would be out the race in two weeks, b)that Donald Trump could never possibly win the GOP nomination, and c) that the Pantsuit Princess was going win the general election in a landslide, just wrote Williamson’s first debate performance off as disastrous, labeled her campaign a “vanity project,” and predicted she’d be out of the race within a few weeks. Which could happen, but given the track record of the “experts” we should probably expect her to keep hanging around for awhile.

And be honest here: Wouldn’t you pay good money to see a debate between Marianne Williamson and Donald J. Trump? I mean, check this out:

That’s some pretty good moves for a 66-year-old. I couldn’t move like that when I was 16. And we already know President Trump’s got some moves from his 2015 appearance on Saturday Night Live:

We have simply got to get these two kids together. Think of it: They could begin by discussing Williamson’s grudge against New Zealand’s Prime Minister and debating the merits of nuking that country to settle the score. And why not? It’s no more ridiculous than debating the merits of abolishing the private health insurance of well over 100 million Americans and forcing those same Americans to pay for healthcare for the tens of millions of new illegal aliens who are going to flood into the country after Democrats succeed in decriminalizing illegal border crossings.

It would be no more absurd than debating whether or not to print 5 trillion dollars we do not have so we can “forgive” the student loans taken out by idiots so they could obtain worthless degrees in Tibetan Women’s Studies or Russian trans-gender Poetry; no more ridiculous than forcing a sitting U.S. President to debate whether or not to award abortion rights to people who do not possess female body parts; no more ludicrous than debating whether or not to abolish the miracle of air travel so we can replace it with rail, the transportation miracle of 1840; no more absurd than debating whether or not to spend 38 trillion dollars attempting to get rid of cow farts; no more mindless than debating whether or not our country should adopt a socialist philosophy that has caused so much human suffering and death everywhere it has been tried.

In other words, while everyone commented on how odd Williamson’s debate performance was and how strange her ideas are, when you compare those ideas to what the other 19 Democrat debaters were actually saying, she really isn’t an outlier here. Not at all. And hey, Donald Trump kind of stood out on the stage in the early GOP debates in 2015, too, and things worked out ok for him.

So let me repeat the call I made last Friday – and which others have picked up on since then – that all conservatives and Republicans out there go to marianne2020.com and give $1 to her campaign so that we can be sure to see her qualify for the next round of Democrat debates.

Let’s work hard to ensure the upcoming Democrat debates have at least some shred of diversity of thought in them, even if it is the kind of “diversity” brought by Ms. Williamson. Otherwise, those future debates will be every bit as boring and tedious as a U.S. Women’s soccer match.

That is all.

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Kamala Harris Became a Political Powerhouse in Debate #2

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:

Winners:

Kamala Harris, and it isn’t close

Losers:

Everyone else

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.

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