John Podhoretz watched the Democratic debate last night and was not favorably impressed,
To call the Democratic debate Thursday night a travesty would be an insult to serious travesties throughout history — because it was, save for an extraordinary back-and-forth on Israel, a series of hostile exchanges that were alternately pointless and stupid when they weren’t entirely disingenuous.
“The Democratic debate was just old people yelling”, he says, adding,
Also, with the screaming they were doing, these two Social Security recipients came to look like they were battling over the last open seat on the board of the Del Boca Vista Condo Association. If they had been playing canasta, they would have accused each other of cheating and spilled their glasses of tea all over the card table in the game room.
You can watch the video of the full debate. Podhoretz did not exaggerate.
At least Hillary managed to find a normal-looking pantsuit to wear, an improvement over her cadmium-yellow jacket. Bernie, on the other hand, still can not get a hold of a little hair gel to keep what hair he has left from flying.
An evening of mutual hectoring in a loud voice would take a toll on any senior citizen. Bernie’s off to the Vatican, so we won’t know if he’s nursing his vocal chords during the long flight. Hillary cancelled her live town hall scheduled for today’s Good Morning America,
An ABC executive told DailyMail.com that it was Clinton who cancelled at the last minute due to scheduling issues.
I can fully understand why. There’s no way, no matter my age (and Hillary is 68 years old) I would want, after a two-hour shouting match, to engage in a town hall debate (which takes preparation and rested vocal chords) within the same twelve hour period.
I’m old enough to remember the good old days when many vigorously objected to Ronald Reagan because he was 69 years old when he took office. Now we had the gerontology politics of Hillary, Bernie (age 74) and Trump (age 69).
In other GMA news, Ted Cruz (age 45) is scheduled for a GMA town hall next Monday. If you missed his CNN town hall, you can watch the YouTube here.
Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S, and Latin American politics, news, and culture at Fausta’s Blog.