Where Did Hillary Clinton Go During The ABC Democratic Debate? Twitter Has A Few Theories
During ABC's Democratic Debate on Saturday Dec. 19, a notable candidate was missing. At the tail end of a commercial break, many viewers found themselves asking the question, "What happened to Hillary Clinton during the debate?" After a brief break, ABC returned to the debate, being held at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, with one notable candidate missing. Instead of waiting, the moderators continued on as scheduled, noting that they would address the former Secretary of State Hillary when, and if, she re-joined the stage. Clinton did soon walk on stage, shortly after the questions continued, adding fuel to the fire of curious cats around the country.
And of course, true to form, the internet had a plethora of potential answers and/or reasons why Clinton was late to re-take her debate podium. From the all-too-real to the clearly hilarious, Twitter users gave debate viewers potential reasons why Hillary Clinton was late to re-take her place on the debate stage (including Hillary herself).
Hillary Clinton apologizes for being late. pic.twitter.com/6SkP7fRck1— POLITICO Video (@POLITICOvideo) December 20, 2015
"Where's Hillary?" "They probably pulled that classic prank where they lock her in the bathroom."— Sammi deJong (@sammi_dejong) December 20, 2015
Where's Hillary? I blame ABC for this dumb intermission. #demdebate— Geoffrey Skelley (@geoffreyvs) December 20, 2015
Of course Hillary was late back to the stage. You ever seen the lines at the ladies' room in any auditorium? #DemDebate— Jennifer Weiner (@jenniferweiner) December 20, 2015
Heard Hillary was late back to the stage after a break. Rumor has it the Velcro on her depends confused her again..— Ulysses (@Just_a_Texan) December 20, 2015
"Sorry." Line of the night. @HillaryClinton on apparently taking too on halftime bathroom break and leaving her podium empty at restart.— jonathantilove (@JTiloveTX) December 20, 2015
We may not know exactly why Hillary was late to the debate stage, but does it really matter at this point? She still brought the heat, she still represented her party to the best of her ability and she still ended the night saying, "May the force be with you." It doesn't get any better than that, folks.
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