DNC forcing bloomberg onto the debate stage means they…probably don't want him to win. or at least want the other candidates to have a fair shot at him.
— Noah Berlatsky (@nberlat) February 18, 2020
Hope springs eternal. Per Wired:
… The ninth Democratic primary debate is being hosted by NBC News and MSNBC with the Nevada Independent at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas.
Moderating the proceedings tonight will be NBC’s Lester Holt, Hallie Jackson, and Chuck Todd; Noticias Telemundo’s Vanessa Hauc; and Independent editor Jon Ralston. There is also a sort of audience participation component: NBC had been soliciting questions from viewers on the NBC News website until last Friday. Wherever the questions come from, candidates will have 75 seconds to answer them, and 45 seconds for follow-ups.
The debate begins at 9 pm EST/6 pm PST and is scheduled to last two hours. The whole thing will be broadcast live on NBC and MSNBC in English, and in Spanish on Universo. If you cut the cord long ago, don’t worry—there are plenty of options:
– The debate will stream live on the websites of NBC News, MSNBC, and the Nevada Independent; on NBC News and MSNBC’s Facebook pages, and on the NBC News mobile app.
– Noticias Telemundo will livestream the debate in Spanish on the its website, its Facebook page, and on its mobile app.
– If you use an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Roku, you can watch live on the NBC News NOW app. NBC News Now is also a channel on XUMO, an ad-supported streaming service.
– MSNBC and NBC are also available with a paid subscription to streaming services like FuboTV, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu. Universo is also available on those services, although can require subscribing to an add-on package.
And don’t get too comfortable after tonight. There’s literally another debate—Round No. 10!—in less than a week.
The Guardian‘s liveblog is here, for those who prefer a little distance.
This is the first time in a while that I can honestly say I am looking forward to watching a #DemocraticDebate
Expecting everyone to pile on Bloomberg
— Rob Cohen (@Rob_Coh) February 19, 2020
Senior Biden aides say he's going after Bernie (guns, healthcare, challenging Obama for nom) and Bloomberg (anti-Obamacare, didnt endorse Obama in 2008). This is going to be interesting
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) February 19, 2020