DNC Debate Forecast: Clinton Emails, Biden Cameo and Sweaty Sanders
In the heat of this high profile caucus season, the first Democratic National Convention debate will be held today in Las Vegas, Nevada. Election frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will go head-to-head to become the party favorite. Lesser-known candidates Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee must utilize the debate opportunity to prove themselves viable contenders to the American people. Lastly, Vice President Joe Biden’s clock to announce is ticking with only a few hours till the debate. Many liberal voters are currently struggling to make the decision as to whether they “feel the Bern” or if they’re “ready for Hillary.” Between controversy surrounding candidates and crucial policy issues to be debated, politicos are curious as to how tomorrow’s event will play out.
We can only make assume that:
- Clinton will receive so many email questions that the State Department database will spontaneously crash. The bandwidth could not take the sheer volume of emails sent to Clinton’s personal email, which is, of course, still attached to the State Department network. Clinton couldn’t go without the daily State Department news clips via her personal email even after her term as secretary of state had ended.
- After long, drawn-out discussions with his family, Biden will announce and drag out a chair mid-debate. A large portion of the democratic voters would like to see Biden throw his hat in the ring as a democratic candidate. However, he would have a signifcant amount of ground to make up in order to catch up to Clinton in the polls.
- O’Malley, Webb, and Chafee will most likely have to wear nametags the entire duration of the debate. With O’Malley leading the pack of lesser-known candidates, he polled at 4 percent in the most recent Marist Poll in Iowa, while Webb stands at a 1 percent in the polls. O’Malley has increased his campaign presence yet is losing name recognition. With Hillary at 47 percent and Bernie at 36 percent, O’Malley has no choice but to serenade the audience with his guitar and ask for tips to keep funding his campaign.
- Donald Trump will watch the first five minutes of the debate before giving up and resorting to Twitter to bash all the democratic candidates. Trump hasn’t failed to express his honest thoughts toward his opposing democratic candidates. In one interview with Fox News he calls Martin O’Malley, “a disgusting little weak pathetic baby.” #AllOMalleysMatter, Donald.
- Sanders will sweat profusely, as he has not seen such harsh lighting since his rowdy Woodstock days. Throwback to the Iowa State Fair pit-staingate.
Rebecca Christopoulos is majoring in politics and broadcast journalism. She was born and raised in San Francisco but had to move to Iowa for sweet corn and caucuses. Follow her on Twitter.