This, as Bernie Sanders might say, was pheNOMenal, not to mention specTACuluh. The candidate who all the experts say doesn't have a chance has been drawing in Obama-size (circa 2008) crowds. The clip above is from last night's Los Angeles rally, which attracted an overflow audience of nearly 30,000 people.
Meanwhile, Fox News now finds itself in the position of having to grovel to Donald Trump after failing to bring him down in last week's debate. His fans were actually threatening to boycott the propaganda wing of the Republican Party.
Something is happening here. And whatever it is, as both Bernie and Donald would say, it is YUGE.
Any day when media attention can be deflected away from Hill vs Jeb is a good day in America.
Meanwhile, I'd love to see a debate between Bernie and Trump. Or else a pre-emptive debate among Bernie, Martin O'Malley, Jim Webb, Lawrence Lessig and all other comers. Who, besides Hillary and the DNC, decided that the Democrats must wait until October?
Certainly not the populace. Maybe some enterprising cable outlet can start doing some end runs around the corporate debate committee apparatus, which itself has been doing an end run around democracy for decades now.
Informal and formal debates alike must also include Jill Stein of the Green Party, which has already filed a lawsuit against the authoritarian Committee on Presidential Debates.