Woof! That was a different night indeed. The first night was pretty boring by comparison.
The big moments belonged to Kamala Harris (“That little girl was me.” and “People don’t want a food fight, they want food on the table.”) and Mayor Pete (“I couldn’t get it done.”) Truthfully, I wouldn’t mind supporting a Pete-Kamala (or Kamala-Pete) ticket. However, rather than analyzing the whole night, I’ll make some short predictions.
- Biden AND Sanders support will start to droop in the next 30 days. The primary beneficiaries will be Harris, Mayor Pete, and Elizabeth Warren.
- Although I really, really, really want the field to winnow, I have doubts anyone will drop out in the next 30 days.
- I’m really hesitant to pick a winner right now, but fortune favors the brave. Umm… Mayor Pete! No Harris! Umm. Jeez, this is tough. Not Biden for sure. Ugh, I don’t know.
The next two-night debate is in 30 days with the qualification rules being the same. So expect a repeat at the end of July. However, September will change the rules. You need significantly more support to make the cut there. Likely, it will cut the field in half (give or take).
I’m the kind of person who looks in the back of the book to see the ending before I read the book. I don’t like suspense. I just want to know what happens and then I can enjoy the journey. I wish I could just know how the next 10 years plays out and then I could relax and just live my life. Does anyone know what will happen? Please share.