The second Democratic debate was pretty much a snoozefest. And every time it started to get interesting, CBS would take a commercial break. Add to that the very distracting background, with its shadows and promos and the debate was a wash with most viewers.
On Twitter, people of all persuasions were posting under #DemDebate, including some other candidates. One of them was name-checked in a not-so-nice way by Martin O’Malley. And, like the overgrown toddler he is, Donald Trump had to respond.
Hillary and Sanders are not doing well, but what is the failed former Mayor of Baltimore doing on that stage? O'Malley is a clown.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 15, 2015
In turn, this Tweet called it like it is:
— Caroline Weatherwax (@CarriWeatherwax) November 15, 2015
This person, aside from misspelling “Hillary,” had a legitimate concern. Why can’t we all have the same healthcare plan that Congress and Cabinet members enjoy?
#DemDebate Hilary, why does the American Public have to deal with your health care policies, when you and Congress have a special deal?
— Rick Berzle (@Rick_Berzle) November 15, 2015
The children were playing, too:
— Binkies & Blankies (@BlueMoon7777) November 15, 2015
This person somehow got lost on his way to a GOP debate:
— Jollie Ollie (@zollieleman) November 15, 2015
This fellow probably would have been more at home with the GOP, too. Note the right-wing favored misspelling and use of ALL CAPS:
— Phil (@oasisupernova) November 15, 2015
Another person who was thinking of the GOP debates:
— Debbie (@bythelake2) November 15, 2015
This comeback to Matt Drudge wins the Snark of the Night award:
— Black Girl Justice (@dodi70) November 15, 2015
Someone is taking this all a bit too seriously:
— Artemis Julia (@Pinkham_Artemis) November 15, 2015
Angela Merkel is one of the greatest Chancellors Germany has ever had. Yes, I’d feel perfectly safe with Hillary in charge if she is like Merkel:
— The Patriot (@ThePatriot143) November 15, 2015
He probably believes all the “climate change conspiracy” nonsense. You just can’t cure stupid:
— Rob Beane (@RobBeane) November 15, 2015
This person was thoughtful and respectful. Nice to know that even non-Democrats got something useful out of the debate:
I'm not a Democrat, nor would I ever even consider being one, but I found the debate tonight enlightening and engaging. #DemDebate (cont'd)
— Sploich (@Sploich) November 15, 2015
Some great advice. Do you think it was heeded? Yeah, me neither:
— John Iadarola (@jiadarola) November 15, 2015
This guy has it pegged. We need to find a way to make young people get out and vote or we will lose:
Ya'll weirdos follow Zoo and his LA struggles harder than you do the #DemDebate and that's why our people stay losing
— All I Do Is Win ✌️ (@THEE_Hollywood) November 15, 2015
This reply to digby makes an excellent point. Every time the right uses “radical Islam,” we get to point out “radical Christianity”:
— Adam F. Smith (@Adampdx) November 15, 2015
This kitty has its candidate picked out of the litter (sorry, it was there). But why the poopy diss?:
Bernie smells like truth, the othera smell like poop. And I'm a cat..trust me. #DemDebate
— Cats_for_Bernie (@Cats_for_Bernie) November 15, 2015
On the other hand, this person doesn’t think Bernie has what it takes:
After last night and the debates, I am doubting if Bernie is fully equipped to handle a crisis. Sorry bern. #DemDebate
— Molly Monarch (@mollywasmaybe) November 15, 2015
This person missed the debate completely. Should we tell him?
— Hᴀʜɴ Aᴍᴇʀɪᴄᴀ (@HahnAmerica) November 15, 2015
As you can see, there were trolls that came out to play. But there were also people who genuinely wanted to hear what the candidates had to say. Some were unmoved and some were bored silly, but some learned a great deal about the candidates. Supporters of all three candidates Tweeted their support and some minds may have been changed or, at least, swayed. In any case, Twitter was a very interesting place for a couple of hours. Until the next debate, when it will again prove its entertainment value.
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