Is the Democratic party trying to keep people from watching its presidential debates? It’s an accusation that has been made many times this campaign season. The timing of the Iowa town hall forum this past Monday didn’t help – it aired at the same time as the latest episode of The Bachelor. This caused quite the dilemma for some viewers:
— Sophie Babcock (@sophresh4) January 26, 2016
— Emily Foucault (@EmFoucault) January 26, 2016
the bachelor && the dem debate on tonight…my double life finally collides,,,how do I combat this identity crisis? Which will I choose?
— celina (@kissthecanadian) January 26, 2016
"Wanna watch the bachelor?"
"Wanna watch the democratic debate?"
"What's more important?"
"Ok let's watch the bachelor"
This just happened?
— Nadia❁ (@nadianeshi) January 26, 2016
Anyone sad about the bachelor just turn on the dem debate for O'Malley he's way more of a stud
— David S Pumpkins (@chanterellejoy) January 26, 2016
— J E N N Y ?? (@jennyclairefox) January 26, 2016
Some people tried to compromise:
— Stephanie Moore (@stepherann) January 26, 2016
— Kayse Schmucker (@WhatTheSchmuck) January 26, 2016
— Sarah Beckman (@SarahBeckman3) January 26, 2016
Others feared for the state of our democracy:
— Alex Vickery (@alexvickery) January 26, 2016
— Pete Haviland-Eduah (@TheNotoriousPHE) January 26, 2016
But perhaps the two events have more in common than you think:
— Henry Goldblatt (@HenryGoldblatt) January 26, 2016
— Sarah Clayton (@SarahOnAir) January 26, 2016
— Blake Weiss (@blake_weiss) January 25, 2016
And now #DemTownHall is turning into a version of the bachelor/bachelorette – who will voters choose
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@Deanofcomedy) January 26, 2016
— Michael Beeman (@MichaelBeeman) January 26, 2016
This town hall marked the last opportunity for the three candidates to make their case to a television audience before Iowans cast the first primary votes on February 1.