Speed Reads

2020 Democratic debates

CNN gave John Delaney a ton of talking time and no one knows why

It was a big night for former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, if by "big night" you mean getting dunked on by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and generally making everyone following along at home confused and vaguely angry.

Delaney, who is currently polling at zero percent, had among the greatest talking time of any candidate of the night at the halfway point. It led some to wonder if there wasn't, uh, something else going on:

On the bright side, you know what they say: There's no such thing as bad publicity! Then again ... Jeva Lange