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Wed Oct 14, 2015, 11:00 AM

Debate scores record ratings for Democrats

Debate scores record ratings for Democrats
The first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday night may have been the most watched debate ever among Democrats.

Preliminary Nielsen ratings show that 11% of American homes with televisions were tuned in, according to debate sponsor CNN. That would beat the previous record for a Democratic debate set in 2008, when 8.9% or 10.7 million Americans tuned in.

Democrats beat our previous record set in 2008.

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Agnosticsherbet Oct 2015 OP
AgingAmerican Oct 2015 #1
Agnosticsherbet Oct 2015 #2
Robbins Oct 2015 #5
Agnosticsherbet Oct 2015 #7
StevieM Oct 2015 #6
1StrongBlackMan Oct 2015 #3
Hortensis Oct 2015 #4
fredamae Oct 2015 #8
Agnosticsherbet Oct 2015 #9
fredamae Oct 2015 #10
FSogol Oct 2015 #11

Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 11:01 AM

1. Bad news for DWS

 

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 11:04 AM

2. Actually, we broke our record set in 2008, which is good news for Democratis.

We also had more live streams than the party of the Trumpster.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/10/democratic-debate-ratings-donald-trump

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 11:14 AM

5. Remember the memo that said our race is boring

that has been thrown out the window.

The debate on our side is already a Clinton VS Bernie race. And people wanted to see Bernie.

To all fellow Bernie supporters this all bodes well for the people's candiate.

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Response to Robbins (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 11:18 AM

7. I think it bodes well for both and I will happily vote for either of them in November 2016.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 11:14 AM

6. It is especially impressive, given that the 2008 debate was on network television. (eom)

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 11:09 AM

3. Well ... so much for the ...

 

Democrats are disengaged.

The week's ending polling will be very interesting.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 11:09 AM

4. Excellent. Probably heavily voter households,

the opinions of nonvoters ultimately pretty much irrelevant anyway.

I'm not sure the heavy turnout for the GOP debates has done the right any good at all so far. It has not elevated a viable candidate but has shown record audiences how low they've sunk.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Original post)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 11:27 AM

8. I was pleasantly surprised

by the sense of unity and courtesy amongst Dem candidates. Refreshing after watching the "#GOP swim in Carbuncle Soup" for so long.
I thought cooper was an aggressive asshole toward all of them, but he especially focused on Bernie.....

I highly doubt he would have treated GOP contestants with the same animosity if he were to mod one of theirs.

I believe #Bernie2016 won.
Just my opinion, of course.

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Response to fredamae (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 11:43 AM

9. Cooper tried, and failed to initiate conflict between the candidates. But he kept them moving.

Sanders won on passion and Clinton won on versatility. I rate them as a tie.
O'Malley exceeded expectations more than anyone on the stage. I don't think it will be enough to erode either of the two front runners, but he did well.
Chafee did not impress me with his failure to read the first bill he voted on, and voting with the majority because it was the majority.
Webb's complaints about not getting equal time, even though accurate, made him look petulant. He loses me on his opposition to the Iran deal.


Never the less, I will happily vote for any of these candidates in November 2016.

Because the California Primary is Jun 13, 2016, I expect the nomination to have been decided. My vote for a nominee will either amount to a coronation or a protest. I will decide which candidate gets my vote the day I go to the polls. My real work will be to decided on the primaries for other offices.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 12:22 PM

10. Well thought out.

I wish more voters were like more people here, on DU...
That said.....I thought Sanders and Clinton played well off each other on several issues.
I had a "flash" of seeing Them running together post primaries-yes, seriously.
I won't deny I thought Clinton (all fact checking aside) looked pretty good last night as well, but I am Undeterred in my support for Bernie.

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Response to Agnosticsherbet (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 14, 2015, 12:28 PM

11. +1 n/t

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