It’s Democratic Debate time… again! And The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has the goods, brought to you live in a post-debate special broadcast!
Last month during the first round of Democratic Presidential Candidate Debates, Colbert went live on The Late Show. And he’s doing it again this month! For the second round of Democratic debates, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert was live last night, and will be live again today July 31 at 11.35 et/pt on Global. But last night set the stage for all debates to come – because gosh darn there will be so many more. There’s still more than a year until the big election, you know.
These Presidential primaries are so fascinating: you have these twenty-odd Democrats (and Bernie Sanders who joins the party every four years so he can run for President). They all work together, are colleagues and probably even friends, some of them. But once the debates start, it’s all out. Nothing is off limits – they shout (again, Bernie’s default mode), they poke fun, they tear each other down. And it’s a blast to watch.
The ones to keep an eye on for this debate were Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders – the others are already considered long shots (Willaimson, Hickenlooper, Delaney) or didn’t get as much attention this time around (like Buttigieg, and Beto O’Rourke who didn’t even try to test out his Spanish again).
Sanders particularly rose to the occasion for the topic of health care – with a shout-out to Canada’s socialized health care, just to make sure that every centrist in the room was against him, if they weren’t already.
Shortly after, the debate went off the rails. CNN got hungry for power, Williamson fear-mongered the Dark Forces of Evil or some such nonsense, and a few other candidates just weren’t thinking about the words they were going to say, before they spoke.
After it was all said and done, Colbert washed his hands of the Democratic Debate night one. He had enough scathing commentary about each individual candidate that it wouldn’t be a surprise if none of them ever came on his show (and Bernie’s been on, like, 20 times).
But he had to move on to welcome Jeff Daniels to the show. Daniels, who is currently starring as Atticus Finch in a stage production of To Kill a Mocking Bird.
To keep things on topic, Colbert asked Daniels about his potential eyes toward public office, which Daniels… flat out brushed off.
Colbert will go live with The Late Show again tonight July 31 at 11.35 et/pt on Global to cover the second and final night of the Democratic Debates! Be sure to tune in to see what hijinks Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are up to!