Showing all the pride of a stepfather watching his entitled stepson’s spoken word performance at a coffee shop teeming with hipsters, the Democratic National Committee did its best to bury the second Democratic presidential debate under a mountain of college football. Saturday night’s debate drew 8.5 million viewers, which might seem respectable until you compare it to other debates. The first Democratic debate on CNN drew nearly twice as many viewers, 15.3 million or so.
The 2012 presidential election pitted two Harvard Law grads against each other: Barack Obama ’91 and Mitt Romney ‘75. Perhaps deepening the Ivy League rivalry, it seems that the Democratic Party will opt this year for a Yale Law grad, Hillary Clinton.