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So who’s going to watch Sunday Dem Debate?

So who’s going to watch Sunday Dem Debate?


Have you heard that there’s a Democratic Party debate Sunday? If you haven’t, you’re not alone.

Once again, the DNC has scheduled a debate at a time to minimize viewership.

FOX News reports:

With Sunday debate, DNC places NFL, ‘Downton Abbey’ fans in tough spot

Once again, a Democratic debate is being held on the weekend, and this one could have a slimmer audience than usual — coming on the same day as two NFL playoff games, not to mention “Downton Abbey.”

The Sunday night debate in South Carolina, hosted by NBC News, is the latest in a series of weekend Democratic bouts. The timing has fueled allegations from Hillary Clinton’s rivals that party leaders are working behind the scenes to minimize her exposure.

This Sunday’s debate is in a particularly rough slot — forcing NFL fans and period drama lovers to choose between politics and pastimes.

On the same day Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders discuss health care reform and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, there are two NFL playoff games, with the second — Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Denver Broncos – likely to finish only just before the debate begins.

This tactic of hiding their debates is fooling no one.

A new editorial from the Las Vegas Review-Journal addresses the issue:

Democrats hide presidential candidates in weekend debates

While the Republicans have debates scheduled for the Saturday nights before the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries — when big audiences are expected — their six debates to this point (out of 12) have been held during viewer-friendly weeknight time slots.

The Democrats, on the other hand, have scheduled only four debates. While the first one in October was on a Tuesday, the last two have taken place on Saturday nights when far fewer people have been watching. The November debate drew roughly a third of the viewers of the first Republican debate, and the only December debate took place on December 19, smack-dab in the middle of holiday shopping season and (even worse) the opening weekend for the latest “Star Wars” film.

When asked about the date for the December debate, Sen. Sanders spokesman Michael Briggs joked that Christmas Eve must have been booked. Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley, who lags considerably behind in the polls and could use increased exposure, said he thought the scheduling was due to “a false sense that they have to circle the wagons around the inevitable front-runner.”

Even left-leaning publications such as The Nation have pointed out that the DNC’s poor strategy has kept its candidates out of the limelight, and says the party “needs to schedule more debates on more nights when more Americans are watching.”

That won’t happen in time for the next Democratic debate, in Charleston, S.C., on Sunday night. That day features two NFL playoff games and is a full month before the South Carolina primaries.

In their effort to shield Hillary Clinton from further public scrutiny, the Democratic Party is sending a loud message to the American people.

They have something to hide.

[Note: Title changed to clarify no direct time conflict with NFL Playoffs]


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Well, everytime Hillary opens her mouth on TV her ratings go down. Since Sanders is ahead, they have to limit the damage so it won’t be so obvious when the dims nominate her anyway. Same same as the GOPe and their “road forward” for nominating Jeb! with 10% approval.

the only way I would watch this debate is if there was an outside chance federal marshals would walk on stage and arrest her.

Covert server. Covert debates.

Sure, the game is rigged.

They’re Democrats, so the smart money would bet on that in any case.

But Sanders will play along anyway.

He’s nowhere near as radical as he puts on.

Friendly advice, Donald, and I do mean friendly…
Mark Levin·Saturday, January 16, 2016

Either cut the crap – your accusations this morning that Cruz is Canadian, a criminal, owned by big banks, etc. (see link below) – or you will lose lots and lots of conservatives. Save the liberal New York City bully tactics for the New York City liberals. Put down your computer keyboard for a few hours, think before you tweet, and collect yourself. You’re not politically invincible, regardless of the polls and media. I am already hearing more and more people getting fed up with the low road you’re taking against Cruz, which has obviously intensified this morning. You don’t need to attack his honor or attempt to smear his reputation. You can leave that to Mitch McConnell and the New York Times. Engage on real and substantive issues that matter to the country. Like I said, my friendly advice.

Yep. As I said, conservatives have about had it with Duh Donald attacking from the Left, and distracting from real issues to slime Cruz.

The Friendly Grizzly | January 16, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Why would I want to watch a bunch of overgrown thugs running around chasing a ball?

Then again, why would I want to watch two aging lefties snipe at each other?

I’ll instead be watching an old who-dun-it. It’s called “Sabotage”.