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If there was a winner last night, it was the Democratic party’s absolute thirst for blood. This will, no doubt, have been the most anticipated and watched debate of the election season, and viewers got exactly what they wanted in terms of cheap shots, wild haymakers, and deeply-satisfying knockout punches. Every candidate leaves the contest bruised, if not mortally wounded, throwing open the prospect that the next five months will be a grueling slog through an unavoidable process that exposes party disfunction, voter hostilities and glaring candidate weaknesses. Through no accomplishment of his own, President Trump now finds himself in a position better suited to defend his incumbency as the Democratic primary enters a new phase of the campaign, one characterized by open hostilities, shady backroom dealings and psychological warfare used to confuse and manipulate their own voters. …

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Derek Phillips

I trade professionally on the stock market for politics, predictit.org. Most of my writing is satire, but I occasionally have something important to say.

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