.@Lawrence thinks Sen. Cory Booker had his best debate performance yet, and notes solid performances from Sens. Warren, Sanders, Harris and Klobuchar – “And then there’s the Biden debate.” https://t.co/CIRNDqJACU
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 21, 2019
For once, I actually didn’t watch the debate — just had a dental crown replaced, and the cement they use always makes me lightheaded, so I took a nap instead. But from what I’m seeing on political twitter, O’Donnell speaks the general consensus: Corey Booker had an excellent debate, as did the female candidates not named Tulsi. The all-female moderator panel gets credit for their performance, too.
The post-debate “analysis” is probably more important than the #DemDebate itself because that’s where the prevailing media narratives about what happened start to take shape.
Fewer than 9 million people watched the last one themselves.
— Joshua Holland ?? (@JoshuaHol) November 21, 2019
It’s the first time in history that women are the majority of the debate stage!
8 women — 4 moderators and 4 candidates — and 6 men. https://t.co/tCycpXpBkg
— Adrienne Watson (@Adrienne_DNC) November 21, 2019
You know who's having a great debate is @ashleyrparker, the moderator from the Washington Post. Different kinds of questions than we've heard at past debates, on important but chronically ignored issues like childcare and paid family leave.
— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) November 21, 2019
Props to the moderators for following up when the candidates don’t actually answer their questions.
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) November 21, 2019
In 2016 we couldn’t call it out and we didn’t have another woman running to go like YUP so this cycle is the best https://t.co/uDEPWJ42bK
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) November 21, 2019
Man, this debate is backloaded. All the moments happening in the last 30 minutes. That sound you hear is every political reporter re-writing their "Amy's moment!" leads.
— Adam Jentleson ?????? (@AJentleson) November 21, 2019
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) November 21, 2019
The question about white supremacist terror is another great question that often would have been skipped during a debate. And also another that would have been ideal to have a longer discussion of/more candidates weigh in on/have candidates pushed for specifics via followups
— Wesley (@WesleyLowery) November 21, 2019
Remember that statistically speaking your candidate is unlikely to be the nominee and you are going to have to charge up the mountain for one of the others.
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) November 21, 2019
It's a weird debate because I feel like pretty much everyone did great. Even Tulsi was good at being evil.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 21, 2019
And I think our media treating politics as entertainment is part of why we are where we are ????? https://t.co/o8yR2ESwpq
— REGINA ?????? (@regwag2003) November 21, 2019
25 minutes sacrificed to the Crank Gods. https://t.co/HitQECJAnP
— Gator MaClunkey (@Zeddary) November 21, 2019
Since I was collecting material entirely in retrospect, I’ve got enough sorted out to do separate posts on each of the most interesting / important candidates (Booker, Warren, Harris, Buttigieg, Biden). But given the pace of BREAKING NEWS this week, I’ll save those until later this afternoon / evening. Meanwhile, feel free to share your favorite tweets / links below…