Well, the evening is here for the first of 3 presidential debates.
Even in my central IL town, in which the state electorally is almost a given for the Secretary, the parking lots were busy with shoppers. I took my dog to the Bark Park, and it was crowded rather early. No one was talking about the upcoming show, but it was clear that folks wanted to get that activity with their pets out of the way.
On Twitter, David Shuster tweeted the following:
— David Shuster (@DavidShuster) September 26, 2016
Bill Maher from Real Time will be live tweeting as well.
Any bets that the candidates will be asked about the Dakota Pipeline Access is a water security/energy security risk or how Wells Fargo cheated thousands of creditors, and would they go beyond just the typical fines for its misdeeds, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders would do?
Bernie said this afternoon that the debate is not for sport (yet Lester Holt says he hopes the audience will enjoy it):
“I think the hardest part is understanding that despite what the media may think, that this is not a night of entertainment. It’s not a Super Bowl. It’s not the World Series,” he said. “Tonight, the American people are going to be looking at somebody who will have enormous power in influencing the direction of our country, 320 million people, and the rest of the world. And I hope that we focus on the issues, the differences between the candidates.”
Read more at Politico.
MSNBC is reporting that the advice to Clinton is to motivate her base, not try to get more Republican voters.
Should be interesting that the debate will be a quiet one–no reactions allowed from the audience.