I viewed tonight’s Democratic Presidential Primary debate differently than I think most people did.
This is a long race. Longer than it should be. So I wasn’t looking for a knockout punch between Obama or Clinton. Instead, I was looking to see if a clear number three was going to emerge.
It wasn’t that guy from Alaska. (Except for entertainment value, there was no reason for the debate organizers to invite the have-no-chances like him and Cleveland’s mayor.)
It definitely wasn’t John Edwards who cemented his igominy with his “the restaurant was too expensive” tearjerker. Yeah, right. It wasn’t Biden, who I think already holds the abortion record–that is, the record for the greatest number of aborted runs for President.
If I had to choose tonight who is going to emerge as door number 3, I’d have to say that it will probably be Bill Richardson or Chris Dodd.
So to sum up: Out of the eight candidates tonight there emerged two leaders, two loonies, two losers, and two left.