Democrat food fight scheduled for Tuesday night in Charleston

The fallout from the last Democrat debate hasn't settled, and the next one is already upon us.  It's Tuesday, February 25 in Charleston, S.C.  This one should be just as amusing as was the Nevada one. 

Voting in the Nevada caucus was held this Saturday.  With luck, the Democrats might be able to present the results by the time the Charleston debate rolls around.  If the polls are accurate, Bernie Sanders should be victorious there.  This means he will have a target on his back on Tuesday night.  Mike Bloomberg will have to step up and go after the Jurassic socialist hammer-and-tongs if he hopes to be the savior of the Stop Bernie movement.  My betting is that Bloomberg will try but won't lay a glove on Crazy Bernie, at least not in the eyes of Democrat primary voters. 

But Bloomberg won't be on the offensive long.  Aside from the baggage he is already carrying, Mini Mike will have an additional problem: the Charleston debate is being sponsored by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute.  Accordingly, he can expect sharp questions about what is construed as his racially insensitive remarks like his ham-fisted defense of "stop and frisk," comments about blacks and Hispanics not knowing how to behave in the workplace, and his defense of "redlining" in mortgage applications. 

Have you even seen a multi-billionaire grovel before?  You might if you tune in on Tuesday night.  Bloomberg's debate coaches are no doubt instructing him on the best way to apologize so as to make it look sincere.  That in and of itself should be a hoot.  Joe Biden may not shine as a candidate, but he's willing to take the art of pandering to new (and desperate) heights.  He has recently announced that over 30 years ago he was arrested on the streets of Soweto in his support of Nelson Mandela.  Biden's message to black voters is clear: "Vote for me.  I'm down for the struggle."  However, even the New York Times is casting a skeptical eye on Biden's claim, noting that it couldn't find any references to this arrest, nor has Biden ever spoken of it before or mentioned it in his memoir.  Very strange.  Sounds like another Corn Pop tale from heroic Joe. 

Adding to the mix is the fact that every low-tier candidate on the debate stage Tuesday night will be striving especially hard to stand out.  For them, it's probably their last chance.  The South Carolina primary is Saturday, February 29.  And the big enchilada is Super Tuesday, March 3, when about one third of the pledged delegates will be chosen for the Democrat National Convention.  A poor or mediocre debate performance will effectively spell the end of some candidacies. 

Most vulnerable to being voted off the island are Joe Bidden, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar.  Mike Bloomberg can't be voted off because he owns half of the island.  And since civility is not in the Democrat DNA, the debate should turn into a food fight reminiscent of Animal House.  It will be all those wild and crazy Democrats competing with each other to see who gets the distinction of losing to Donald Trump in November.  Stay tuned.

The fallout from the last Democrat debate hasn't settled, and the next one is already upon us.  It's Tuesday, February 25 in Charleston, S.C.  This one should be just as amusing as was the Nevada one. 

Voting in the Nevada caucus was held this Saturday.  With luck, the Democrats might be able to present the results by the time the Charleston debate rolls around.  If the polls are accurate, Bernie Sanders should be victorious there.  This means he will have a target on his back on Tuesday night.  Mike Bloomberg will have to step up and go after the Jurassic socialist hammer-and-tongs if he hopes to be the savior of the Stop Bernie movement.  My betting is that Bloomberg will try but won't lay a glove on Crazy Bernie, at least not in the eyes of Democrat primary voters. 

But Bloomberg won't be on the offensive long.  Aside from the baggage he is already carrying, Mini Mike will have an additional problem: the Charleston debate is being sponsored by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute.  Accordingly, he can expect sharp questions about what is construed as his racially insensitive remarks like his ham-fisted defense of "stop and frisk," comments about blacks and Hispanics not knowing how to behave in the workplace, and his defense of "redlining" in mortgage applications. 

Have you even seen a multi-billionaire grovel before?  You might if you tune in on Tuesday night.  Bloomberg's debate coaches are no doubt instructing him on the best way to apologize so as to make it look sincere.  That in and of itself should be a hoot.  Joe Biden may not shine as a candidate, but he's willing to take the art of pandering to new (and desperate) heights.  He has recently announced that over 30 years ago he was arrested on the streets of Soweto in his support of Nelson Mandela.  Biden's message to black voters is clear: "Vote for me.  I'm down for the struggle."  However, even the New York Times is casting a skeptical eye on Biden's claim, noting that it couldn't find any references to this arrest, nor has Biden ever spoken of it before or mentioned it in his memoir.  Very strange.  Sounds like another Corn Pop tale from heroic Joe. 

Adding to the mix is the fact that every low-tier candidate on the debate stage Tuesday night will be striving especially hard to stand out.  For them, it's probably their last chance.  The South Carolina primary is Saturday, February 29.  And the big enchilada is Super Tuesday, March 3, when about one third of the pledged delegates will be chosen for the Democrat National Convention.  A poor or mediocre debate performance will effectively spell the end of some candidacies. 

Most vulnerable to being voted off the island are Joe Bidden, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar.  Mike Bloomberg can't be voted off because he owns half of the island.  And since civility is not in the Democrat DNA, the debate should turn into a food fight reminiscent of Animal House.  It will be all those wild and crazy Democrats competing with each other to see who gets the distinction of losing to Donald Trump in November.  Stay tuned.