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Debate shrank Mini Mike

Everyone wanted to see Mini Mike faceplant in last night's debate. He did not disappoint. He went splat.

He was boring and looked like Bela Lugosi.

Mini Mike hoped to capitalize on this one big line: “What a wonderful country we have. The best known socialist in the country happens to be a millionaire with three houses. What did I miss?”

This ticked off Breadline Bernie. Some reporters scored it for Mini Mike, but Bernie getting red-faced angry at a billionaire should please the socialist majority in the party, should it not?

And that is the audience for this campaign. The press and conservatives overlook that. What amuses reporters or conservatives does not matter. How this plays to Democrat primary voters is all that counts.

Some candidates understand this. Warren got a dig on Mini Mike that was perfectly scripted.

She said, "I'd like to talk about who we're running against. A billionaire who calls women 'fat broads' and 'horse-faced lesbians,' and, no, I'm not talking about Donald Trump. I'm talking about Mayor Bloomberg. Democrats are not going to win if we have a nominee who has a history of hiding his tax returns, of harassing women, and of supporting racist policies like redlining and stop and frisk. Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another."

Warren eviscerated Mini Mike's entire message which is I am the only one who can beat him because I am 10 times as wealthy as he is. Her message was when given the choice between Donald Trump and Donald Trump-lite voters will not hesitate to choose the Real Deal because they know what they are getting: a great economy and a daily barrage of tweets.

With Mini Mike, who knows? He might start stopping and frisking people for Slurpee's.

Warren's attack on Mini Mike recalled Megyn Kelly's attack on Donald Trump, which The Donald deflected by saying, "Only Rosie O'Donnell." That ended that as an issue for conservatives.

Mini Mike had no rebuttal.

Pete Buttigieg took Mini Mike and Breadline Bernie both on. His line was, "We shouldn't have to choose between one candidate who wants to burn this party down and one who want to buy this party out."

That was a perfectly coiffed line. And it should cost him whatever slim hope he had of winning because many Democrats would love to burn the party down because they have had nothing but failure and heartbreak for the last 20 years. They lost to Dubya twice. Obama wasn't their Reagan. President Donald John Trump is Reagan v2.0. After a while, waiting till next year gets old.

Before Biden could give his closing argument, a heckler stopped him. The heckler ranted uninterrupted. It was bizarre. Lester Holt lacked the bunions to shut the heckler down. Biden looked old and defeated.

When this happens to Donald Trump, his supporters drown the heckler out by shouting USA! USA! USA!

Democrats were silent.

Klobuchar played angry mom after the gay mayor mocked her. She said, "Are you trying to say that I'm dumb? Are you mocking me here, Pete?"

Then she grounded him.

We will see how all this plays to the Democrat voters of Nevada. The press cynically scores these events by the words and not the messages. That is the nature of journalism, but the superficiality of the coverage of this race -- and the Republican one in 2016 -- and the entire presidency in between -- show a news media that is out of touch with Americans. No wonder the press keeps getting things wrong.

The older I get, the more I realize elections really are about ideas. Usually. Clinton's pitch was he would fix the economy and be a moderate. Obama promised to restore our faith, give us hope, and change everything. Donald John Trump said he would build a wall and Make America Great Again.

Bush did not have a grand vision. He wanted to avenge his father's defeat. Dubya was the better president. History will note he kept the country together after 9/11 and we should always be grateful that he was there, and not the loco Al Gore.

Breadline Bernie is the only Democrat this year with an idea. The rest on the stage were identity politicians. Vote for me, I'm gay! I'm a girl! Me too! I'm rich! And then there was Biden: Vote for me, I was Obama's comic relief sidekick.

Mini Mike did drive the ratings up, but after Warren and others smacked him around, he faded into the background. He is in over his head and it shows.

Breadline Bernie survived the debate, which was all he had to do. He tied for first in Iowa and won in New Hampshire. History shows the race is his to lose. And he very well could. He is old and lazy. We shall see.

Democrat insiders want to stop him at all costs. They, too, are willing to burn the party down.

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