Democrats debate on Saturday night

Democrats debate on Saturday night December 19, 2015

The three remaining Democratic presidential candidates (Clinton, Sanders, and O’Malley) will debate on ABC Saturday at 8:00 Eastern Time.  Go here for details.  I’m not going to try to live blog this one.  If you want to comment on it, you can do that here.

But, like most Americans, I have other things I’d rather be doing on Saturday night.  According to the articles linked to after the jump, the Democratic party establishment intentionally scheduled the debates so that few people would watch them.

UPDATE:  There may be some drama to this debate after all.  A Sanders staffer accessed computer files of the Clinton campaign. Though he was fired for it, the Democratic National Committee has blocked the Sanders campaign from access to the entire computer system, including its own files!  So Sanders is suing the Democratic party!

UPDATE:  Sanders and the Democrats worked out a deal, giving the candidate access to his computer files, in return, presumably, for dropping the lawsuit.

From Post Editorial Board,  Hillary Clinton’s dream debate is one nobody watches | New York Post:

Busy Saturday night? Probably, what with the NCAA bowl games, the Jets’ must-win battle in Dallas and opening weekend for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” So you’ll skip the Democratic presidential debate — just as Hillary Clinton hoped.

Long, long ago, Clinton set out to ensure she wouldn’t be robbed of the nomination by some interloper, the way she lost to Barack Obama in 2008.

The party’s power-brokers played along, handing the Democratic National Committee to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a co-chair of Clinton’s ’08 campaign. Fix, in.

And so the DNC did its best to see nobody would watch the debates, lest voters dare think for themselves. Tomorrow’s is the second in a row on a Saturday night — easily the worst evening for TV viewership.

[Keep reading. . .]

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