Wednesday, June 26, 2019

WHAT TO WATCH FOR: The First Democratic Presidential Debates

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” 
― William Shakespeare

By Robert Wenzel

The Democratic presidential candidates, the lying bunch of want-to-be leaders, who will promise the masses anything, will all be in Miami over the next two days where the peak temperature will be just over 90 degrees, about the same as it is at about 1,000 feet from the thick insulated doors to Hell.

They will feel right at home.

Tonight will be the first night of the back-to-back Democratic presidential candidate debates.

Ten of the 20 Democratic candidates will appear on stage tonight at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida. The other ten will appear on the same stage Thursday night. The debates on both nights will run from 9 to 11 p.m. EST.

The official broadcasters will be NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo but there will also be free live streams via, NBC News apps, Telemundo, NBC News' Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow and José Diaz-Balart will ask questions of the debate participants.

Candidates will have 60 seconds to answer questions and 30 seconds to respond to follow-ups. And there will be no opening statements, though candidates will have a chance to deliver closing remarks.

Both debate nights will have the same format. Holt will moderate the first hour, with Guthrie and Diaz-Balart appearing alongside him; Holt will also appear in the second hour, with Todd and Maddow, NBC News announced.

The candidates that will appear tonight are:
  • Cory Booker
  • Bill de Blasio
  • Julián Castro
  • John Delaney
  • Tulsi Gabbard
  • Jay Inslee
  • Amy Klobuchar
  • Beto O'Rourke
  • Tim Ryan
  • Elizabeth Warren
The most dangerous in this group will be Warren. She is smart, will come fully prepared, and have surprises so that the masses will sit up and take notice of her.

But she is the most hardcore authoritarian of any of the presidential candidates and most desirous of turning the United States of America into a living, breathing film version of "1984" director's cut.

Anyone is preferable as president when compared to her. There are some other socialists in the group but none have the drive, cunning and evil creativity that she does.

Unless she makes an unforced error in her performance tonight, she will likely climb in the polls because of her detailed giveaway promises.

The rest of tonight's pack is all second string. Klobuchar has the skills to think on her feet to make her the favorite to surprise on the upside. Booker is the most powerful orator in the group but may come off as being too much full of himself if he isn't careful.

Gabbard is, of course, the most anti-war interventionist of the group and Trump's recent near attack on Iran couldn't come at a better time as far as the debate is concerned for her. But it remains unclear what size of the Democratic populous has anti-foreign intervention high on their list of priorities. None of her other positions are such that they will make her stand out. And mainstream media is gunning to take her out because of her anti-war position so she will face tough and unfriendly questions, possibly questions containing distorted "facts" that will be difficult for her to respond to.

That said, all of tonight's debaters and those on Thursday are significant lefties. None of them would come close to turning the ship America around to head back toward respect for freedom and respect for private property.

The Thursday debaters are:
  • Joe Biden
  • Michael Bennet
  • Pete Buttigieg
  • Kirsten Gillibrand 
  • Kamala Harris
  • John Hickenlooper
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Eric Swalwell
  • Marianne Williamson
  • Andrew Yang
Biden is the current front runner but his mental abilities are slipping quickly and the debate format is one that could expose this. There is little upside for Biden in these debates but tremendous downside.

The socialist Sanders will likely hold steady with his base and is a pro on the debate stage but it is unclear how he will pick up new supporters.

Buttigieg is a one trick intersectionality pony and will play up the fact that he is gay but that kind of positioning is unlikely to expand his base beyond what he currently has.

After Biden, the candidate that has the most to lose is Harris, if she doesn't come across as serious with "bold new plans," she will lose support to others as Biden will.

And that's the early morning line going into the debates.

If only there was a way they could all lose and be sent to a place where the temperature was significantly higher than 90 degrees, if you get my drift.  

Robert Wenzel is editor and publisher of Follow Wenzel here.


  1. In the end, I'm not worried. The people always get what they deserve in a democracy. If people are greedy and evil enough to vote for any of these people, let them. If they want socialism, give it to them good and hard. Let them suffer. If they still don't learn, let them continue to suffer. You won't find me shedding a single tear for them.

    1. Are you prepared to run from the socialists?

      People who thought along these lines in 1910-20s in Russia didn't fare well. In fact, most of them got killed by the socialists.

    2. I take it you don't live in the US and so don't care what happens between now and "in the end?" And by "them" you also are including the minority that don't go along with the majority?

    3. Tough Love from The Great One.

  2. What, RT has not been invited as an official broadcaster?

    And it's a shame that Lew Rockwell didn't get the moderator gig.

  3. I don't know what sickens me more - left wing or right wing authoritarianism. At least the left doesn't excuse the concentration camps littered throughout the US... But I feel these debates will sicken me all the same.

  4. Yeah, paint the entire field of Democratic candidates Socialists boogiemen who are unfit to lead. But Trump who is a child rapist and pathological liar has been practicing Socialism for the wealthy since day one in office. You cool with 4 more years of that?