News. Debate. Community. Levers for a better democracy.
Big Picture

Twitter tackles democracy reform in first debates

The first Democratic presidential debates are in the books. The 20 candidates hit on everything from immigration to health care to gun control – but mostly missed out on one issue that has continually been top of mind for many Americans in recent polling: better government.

The moderators were even thrown a timely news peg, with the Supreme Court ruling on partisan gerrymandering between the two nights. Yet with a few exceptions, mum was basically the word.

The Twitterverse, however, was all about it, starting with how the debate could skip over four candidates.

Once things got down to business (cue Mulan), people had questions.

When mentions did, come up, some folks got pretty excited.

But even when the wannabe future leaders of the free world did bring it up, some people needed more info.

With so little detail from the candidates, others got creative.

And when all else failed, fashion won.

© Issue One. All rights reserved.