The #DemDebate is still ongoing, but unlike it's #GOPDebate there was a depressing lack of personal insults or truly bizarre statements. Frankly, they've set out to be the boring alternative to the GOP's, uh, excitement, and they are succeeding spectacularly. But we all knew Hillary and Bernie would have to have their reckoning at some point, we just never thought it would be like this. Instead of ripping each other to political shreds, the line of the night concerned Hillary's "damn emails," and it resulted in a weird room-wide feel-good moment the likes of which have no place in the political world:
Sure, there were differences over guns, over banks, and over other issues—but for the most part it was the moderators challenging each other rather than the candidates. Well, O'Malley's been slightly feisty, compared to this stage at least, and Jim Webb was not afraid to take on the audience and hold a one-man moderate Republican debate.