Democratic debate puts GOP clown show to shame: "Makes the Republican debate look like the real kids table"

The debate offered a vivid contrast with the GOP. But what the hell was up with Jim Webb, Twitter wonders

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published October 14, 2015 3:30AM (EDT)

  (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)
(Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)

While 22 million people may not have tuned into CNN for tonight's Democratic debate in Las Vegas like they had for the second Republican debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library last month, Twitter was just as lively without the circus that is the Republican presidential field (the Trump-led top-tier and the kiddie table undercard):

Most tweets, however, were considerably focused on former Virginia senator Jim Webb, who has hardly been seen on the campaign trail thus far:

Most tweets from Republicans that were not targeted at Hillary Clinton over Benghazi were poking fun at Bernie Sanders, like these two from Fox News personalities:

A couple of Clinton jokes, of course:

Lots of complaints about the process:

But in the end, the best joke was a Biden joke -- per usual for social media:

Watch highlights from the debate:
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Josh Earnest Contrasts The Democratic And Republican Debates

By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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