Last week’s Democratic president debate has “shaken up the race just a little bit,” because according to a new poll, “Elizabeth Warren is closing in on Joe Biden,” Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday’s Late Show. Warren is “down just 6 points,” while Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) “has fallen into a distant third place,” he said. “Since July, he’s seen an increase of just 1 percent — yet another reason for Bernie to hate the 1 percent.”
“For all their difference, the three Democratic frontrunners do have one thing in common: They are all old enough to get discount tickets to see Hustlers this weekend,” Colbert said, imagining Sanders setting up that date. “Warren is 70, Biden is 76, and Bernie is 78, and people are naturally wondering: Is that too old to be president?” Former President Jimmy Carter, now 95, suggested that at least Bernie might be aging out of the job.
“According to reports, Bernie Sanders’ campaign is in complete disarray, and campaign workers say it’s unorganized and total chaos,” Jimmy Fallon said at The Tonight Show. “Basically, if the campaign were a person, it would look like Bernie Sanders.”
“You may remember that when Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced that she was exploring a presidential run at the end of 2018, many pundits proclaimed her candidacy dead on arrival because she had supposedly missed her moment,” Seth Meyers said at Late Night. Now the pundit buzzword for Warren is “surging.” He showed part of her big anti-corruption speech and suggested her message is resonating with voters.
President Trump openly bragging about being funded by the Saudis “is the kind of corruption that has been institutionalized in Washington for years, it’s just that Trump came along and made it worse and more obvious,” Meyers said. “It’s also blatantly illegal and unconstitutional,” yet “the same pundits who speculated wildly about Warren missing her moment are the same ones now insisting that impeaching a lawless, corrupt president could hurt Democrats.” Watch below. Peter Weber