The second in the series of Democratic presidential debates will air tonight on CBS stations nationwide. The debate is being moderated by John Dickerson and is taking place at Drake University in Iowa. All three Democratic candidates will be participating in the event which will also be streamed free online.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
CBS News Democratic Debate
Time: 9pm ET (8pm CT, 6pm PT)
Airing On: CBS
Live Stream: CBSNews.com
Moderator: John Dickerson
Candidates: Clinton, Sanders, O’Malley
Report from the Des Moines Register:
Hillary Clinton’s dominant performance in the Democrats’ first presidential debate a month ago sealed her front-runner status, leaving politics watchers with one chief question ahead of Saturday’s match-up: Will she slip?
Clinton’s backers say that’s not likely. The former secretary of state and runner-up for the 2008 Democratic nomination has already navigated through 24 nationally televised debates, last month’s 11-hour congressional hearing on Benghazi and numerous live-camera encounters, like the recent one with an Iowan who wanted to know what she’d do to impress his dog.
Her supporters instead argue that the interrogation lamp will be hotter for Bernie Sanders — with the scrutiny focused on whether he’ll stay true to the positive-campaigning pledge that he takes so much pride in.
And just about everyone agrees that the stakes are also high for former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, whose wispy poll numbers threaten to waft his struggling campaign into nothingness.
When the three candidates take the stage at the CBS News/KCCI/Des Moines Register event Saturday night at Drake University, they will be trying to bag undecided voters, including the draft-Joe Biden hopefuls who are still in the grief process over his decision not to run for president.
The downside for Sanders and O’Malley is that this debate is taking place on a Saturday night which is notoriously bad for viewership. There is a piece at Vox which looked into which days debates typically garner the most viewers, Saturday is near the bottom of the list.
We’ll have the complete video available after it airs.