Essentially the two leading candidates consist of a lily white senior citizen statist who touted a message of gun control as well as the wealthy paying for ALL THE THINGS.....and the other is a U.S. Senator from Vermont.
As much traction as avowed socialist Bernie Sanders has attained with his campaign, the media is still hellbent on making the Dem nomination process a coronation for Hillary Clinton. It started with CNN debate moderator Anderson Cooper not wanting to pit candidates against each other (y'know, like in an actual debate) in addition to The Hill declaring Mrs. Clinton "resurgent" more than 48 hours before the debate kicked off. Oh, and guess who Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post declared the big winner? Oh sure, he proclaimed Sanders a "winner" as well, but mostly because of his big applause line on how he was tired of hearing about Clinton's "damn emails."
The thing I find most amusing about the Democrat POTUS candidates is how this whole cycle is a huuuuuge validation of my friend and colleague Mitch Berg's Seventh Law of Liberal Projection.
When a Liberal issues a group defamation or assault on conservatives’ ethics, character, humanity or respect for liberty or the truth, they are at best projecting, and at worst drawing attention away from their own misdeeds.
Remember in 2008 and 2012 how lefties were off the charts with their "concern trolling" over the GOP being nothing but a party of old white men who tilted so far to the right that Ronald Reagan couldn't even win that "extreme" party's nomination? Sure, John McCain (the '08 GOP nominee) and Mitt Romney (2012) were old white guys but neither could honestly be accused of being all that conservative. But if you look at the race for 2016, you have an all white lineup for the Dem candidates with the two front runners (Clinton and Sanders) at 68 and 74 years of age respectively. And you wanna talk about "extreme?" Clinton and Sanders both spoke in an unabashed socialistic tone.
Yes there were three other candidates (all of them white males in their 50s and 60s) on the stage, but who could tell?
You had former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, who left such an impression after his two gubernatorial terms were up that the state elected only it's second GOP governor in 46 years.
Former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee, who also served the state as a Republican U.S. Senator from 1999-2007. He was most famous for being the only Republican to vote against allowing President George W. Bush authorization to use force in Iraq as well as being the only GOP "no" vote in confirming Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. But now that he's a Dem, the "strange new respect" is no longer applicable.
But perhaps the most egregious example of how the Democrat party's standard bearer (JFK) probably couldn't be nominated today is that of former Virginia senator Jim Webb. It appears that a decorated military vet with a pragmatic stance on firearms has no place in today's kook fringe leftist party. As such, he received little speaking time at Tuesday's debate.
Finally, I believe RNC chair Reince Priebus best summed up the evening:
Now I understand why DWS only wants 6 debates ... Torture.— Reince Priebus (@Reince) October 14, 2015