The Democratic Presidential Primary Debate last night was strange. Not for the reasons you might think, but rather because of what happened half-way through it.
ABC News and the DNC announced the start time as 8:00 PM. Instead the network kicked off the debate a half-hour after the scheduled start. One wonders why.
But that ain’t the half of it. An hour into it, moderators David Muir and Martha Raddatz announced a commercial break. After the break, the strangest thing happened. The camera showed Clinton's center podium without her behind it. Hmmm.
If her aides told her to take her time because they wouldn’t dare start without her they were wrong. Muir said, “We believe Secretary Clinton will be coming around the corner any minute” and launched right into a question for Sanders and O’Malley who were on the stage. Not long after, she took her spot on stage and sheepishly said, “Sorry.” The audience laughed.
Once Muir’s question finally got to her, he tried to fill her in on what she'd missed. "As you were walking in..."
During the Las Vegas debate in October, Clinton made a similar “mistake” when she decided to take a bathroom break. Was she taking the Browns to the Super Bowl again?
Hillary Clinton apologizes for being late. pic.twitter.com/6SkP7fRck1— POLITICO Video (@POLITICOvideo) December 20, 2015
hillary's backstage drinking her "relaxation juice"— The Scandalous DJT (@AceofSpadesHQ) December 20, 2015
She's as bored with this as we are ... Not coming back.— Reince Priebus (@Reince) December 20, 2015