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Twitter dubs Jim Webb loser, ‘wizard’ in the crowd the winner of Democratic debate

Twitter crackled with live-tweets like this Tuesday night during the presidential debate. So, who was that guy in the audience who looked like a wizard?
Twitter crackled with live-tweets like this Tuesday night during the presidential debate. So, who was that guy in the audience who looked like a wizard?

Everyone from mommies and high-schoolers to Republican presidential candidate @realDonald Trump live-tweeted the Democratic debate on Tuesday.

Sure, there were the usual live-tweeting suspects - the women of “The View,” late-night comedy writers, political junkies and pundits.

But live-tweeting is truly a democratic pastime and everyday folks, Democrats and Republicans alike, joined in the fun, starting off with commentary on that bearded gent in the debate audience who looked either like Santa or a “Lord of the Rings” wizard.

The snark flowed early, first about Hillary Clinton’s pantsuit, and continued right on through relentless mocking of candidate Jim Webb’s relentless whining about not getting any air time.

According to Twitter, Webb was hands-down the biggest loser of the night.

Actually, Sheryl Crow was a close second loser for her rendition of the National Anthem before the debate.

Twitter appreciated how substantive the debate turned out to be, noting the lack of personal attacks compared to what’s been seen during the Republican debates.

Bernie Sanders not only incited a standing ovation in the debate crowd, but got Twitter cheering with this line about Hillary Clinton’s email scandal: “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.”

But at least one live-tweeter worried about what the day-after commentary would be.

And about those personal bios ...

Some comments from the candidates were perfect set-ups, like Clinton retelling how she and President Obama hunted down the Chinese at a conference to talk about climate change.

And all those house parties Sanders said his supporters were having around the country?

Even CNN’s Anderson Cooper didn’t escape unscathed.

And what did Trump think of the night?

Lisa Gutierrez, @LisaGinKC, lgutierrez@kcstar.com, 816-234-4987

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