NBC should never hold another debate. They probably should not even be broadcasting the news after the two-day debacle in Miami.
First, Chuck Todd (who was on stage for only an hour) spoke more than 7 other candidates and was close to the top of the entire field in time speaking. Remember, Todd was not a candidate he was meant to be asking the questions.
“Cory Booker spoke the most words tonight. Beto O’Rourke was second. Elizabeth Warren was third. Chuck Todd, one of the debate’s moderators, spoke just 4 words less than Warren and more words than 7 of the candidates on stage.”
Imagine the arrogance that would allow you to do that? Really, just stunning. Next up we have Chris Mathews who basically sunk Kamala Harris by asking her if she hates white people.
Look, the Democrats are bad politicians and Trump will have no problem crushing the weak field they have arrayed. But when you have Chris Mathews providing the free political ad for the GOP the Dems are doomed indeed.
From The Hill:
MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Thursday asked Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) how she does not “have hatred towards white people generally” during the senator’s first post-debate interview in Miami.
The question came after Harris confronted front-runner Joe Biden during the debate, hitting the former vice president for his civil rights record while broaching remarks he made regarding his past work early on his career with segregationist Sens. John Eastland (D-Miss.) and Herman Talmadge (D-Ga.).
“I have a great deal of respect for Joe Biden,” Harris told Matthews. “I do not believe he’s a racist, but his perspective on those senators was something that was hurtful and it had consequences.”
“How did you come out of that and not have hatred towards white people generally?” Matthews asked.
“Most Americans do not conduct themselves that way, and most parents don’t conduct themselves that way,” the senator responded.
“So there was no need to create a broad application because of that one experience, but we cannot deny that there are many children, black children in America who have had that experience.”
According to Twitter data provided to The Hill, the Harris-Biden exchange emerged as the most tweeted #DemDebate moment of Thursday night.