Notes from Debate #1A

In between moments of sheer boredom (because most of the candidates were all correct most of the time last night), I took copious notes that I will share with you.

Bill de Blasio – Rude, brash New Yorker who helped raise his profile significantly with his bravado. Uh-oh, that sounds familiar.

Tim Ryan – Looks like Bill de Blasio’s son. Nothing else to see or hear here. Move along.

Beto O’Rourke – Exposed as an empty suit. Spoke slowly and in 2 languages (Spanish poorly) to reach the time limit allotted without answering the question. Should run for Texas Senate seat.

Cory Booker – Disappointed that Beto spoke Spanish poorly before he could. Thought he would shine more than he did.

John Delaney – The last time NBC will allow an audience member a podium on the debate stage.

Tulsi Gabbard – Answered every question by reminding us she served in the military. Super weird, cold, and unlikable. But we have that in the White House now, so whatever.

Elizabeth Warren – Started out hot with softball questions lobbed to her. Went quiet in second half. Raised her hand several times to speak. Cute, but ineffective way to participate. All in all, she held serve on the night.

Amy Klobuchar – A more centrist, younger, and presidential version of Liz Warren. Smart, tough, and could deliver the Midwest for the Dems in 2020.

Julian Castro – Went after fellow Texan Beto O’Rourke and did some damage. Either Castro or O’Rourke needs to run for the Texas Senate seat.

Jay Inslee – Won the debate by tagging Donald Trump as the biggest threat to the USA. Would pay to see him in an MMA ring with Trump.