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Response to Callado119 (Reply #43)

Thu Feb 20, 2020, 07:53 PM

52. Amy had a very poor debate when she could least afford it

 

I support Amy and Bloomberg but they were both terrible. It doesn't change how they would fare in a general election but they were both terrible. Likewise Elizabeth Warren was excellent but it doesn't change how she would fare. Too many people love to overreact and proclaim voters stampeding away or rallying towards.

Amy was frustrated early when she wasn't getting enough talk time. Sanders and Warren were hogging things. Then the Mexico question was proper. That had been Amy's weakest moment of the campaign, as I emphasized in the related thread once it happened. It was difficult to believe Amy wasn't better prepared this time. Rattle off some names and recent policy decisions regarding Mexico. That's what Bush 43 used to do including the famous second debate with Gore in 2000 that Saturday Night Live properly mocked.

Then the Dreamers answer was even worse. Mind boggling. I had to pause the tape and watch something else for a while, before returning.

Amy let Pete get under her skin. Some of her responses indicate she wasn't ready to be challenged like that. But you can't weaken to comments like, "Are you saying I'm dumb?" Trump would feast on something like that. His supporters would be in a feeding frenzy.

Very disappointing overall. Bloomberg technically may have been worse in the first hour but he didn't show a weak side like Amy did, nor a testy side.

I don't mind wagering against my favorite teams and I don't mind defining my preferred candidates properly when they fail.
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primary today, I would vote for:
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