Early in Saturday’s democratic debate, Hillary Clinton simply disappeared. ABC News took a commercial break and when they came back, Hillary was gone. Kind of weird thing to happen in a major presidential debate, don’t you think? Even stranger is the fact that no one, not ABC not the DNC not the Clinton Campaign, has offered a reason why.
I actually forgot the debate was even on. Who puts a debate on Saturday night opposite NFL football and Ash vs. The Evil Dead? When I flipped the channel over I got there just in time to hear moderator David Muir say, “We believe Secretary Clinton will be coming around the corner any minute.”
Then there was a shot of the stage with a noticeable absence. Socialist kook Bernie Sanders was on the left, doofus nobody Martin O’Malley was on the right, but the center podium was empty. It seemed very odd.
Muir began asking Sanders a question about how he intends to bring socialism to the US, when suddenly there was some sarcastic cheering from the crowd. Hillary walked back onto the stage to her podium and said “sorry” into the microphone. And that was it. Absolutely no explanation for her disappearing act.
Scouring the web, nobody has a reason why Clinton went missing either. Luckily I’m here with some wild speculation. Somebody has to get to the bottom of this.
I think the first most obvious explanation comes from Clinton aide Huma Abedin, who let it be known that Hillary is “often confused.”Clinton is no spring chicken and the mind tends to go when a person reaches an advanced age. Maybe Hillary just thought the debate was over and was headed for her limo or perhaps she went back stage and simply forgot where she was.