I’m not watching the Democratic Debate right now.
Perhaps I should be, considering how much I go on about politics on this site. But I just can’t summon up any enthusiasm for spending two hours watching those ten clowns answer softball questions from MSNBC. Anything important that’s said will be available on either YouTube or Twitter, mere seconds after it’s said. Despite the best efforts of the media to convince us otherwise, it’s been a while since a debate has really been a must-see event.
Unless, of course, it’s last Tuesday’s debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn. I’ve both watched and rewatched that, quite a few times. Each time I do, I’m struck by two things. Number one, Boris Johnson has his weaknesses. Number two, Jeremy Corbyn is uniquely incapable of taking advantage of them. Despite his weaknesses, I have no doubt that Johnson will still be PM after December’s election. Boris Johnson may be an erratic blowhard but at least he’s not Jeremy Corbyn.
As for the Democrats, the expectation tonight seems to be that Pete Buttigieg will be everyone’s number one target because Mayor Pete has surged in recent polls. I don’t think Mayor Pete is going to be the Democratic nominee but I do think his success is going to keep Biden, Warren, and Sanders from sealing the deal. To be honest, I don’t think any of the current front runners is going to win the nomination. Despite the fact that she’s not getting much attention right now, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Amy Klobuchar accepting the Democratic nomination next July.