Before a debate it’s customary for candidates to attempt to lower expectations so that any showing is considered a success but I have to say this is the first time that I’ve ever seen a network do such a thing:
CNN expects ‘significantly smaller’ ratings for Dem debate
Of course you could try to get the various candidates to confront each other on issues and get some fireworks like we had with the GOP but that won’t take place:
CNN’s Anderson Cooper will moderate the first Democratic presidential debate this week, and unlike the previous Republican debate hosted by CNN, Cooper said he won’t be encouraging confrontations between the candidates.
After all this is CNN and the MSM are liberals first and reporters second. So what does that tell us about tonight’s event, it tells us several things:
It tells us that they don’t expect the large crowds who have turned up for Bernie Sanders to translate into ratings.
CNN has concluded that young people given the choice of watching bunch of geriatric democrats and watching doing almost anything else, they’re probably right.
It’s tells us that while Cheryl Crow might draw for the national anthem:
Grammy-award winning singer Sheryl Crow is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the first Democratic primary debate being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 13.
They expect that as soon as the anthem is done her fans will turn away.
And of course given that this is democrat debate they risk Democrats votes turning away over the playing of the national anthem.
Finally it tells us that even with a full week of speculation concerning american heart-throb Joe Biden, will he show up, will they take that podium, what will the field do if he comes?
Even the Joe Biden card isn’t going to be enough
Closing thought, what does it say about the Democrat field when their last best hope to get attention is Joe Biden?