"Countdowns are supposed to lead toward something exciting," points out Jimmy Kimmel. "This does not qualify as that."
CNN's debate countdown clock -- which made our list of losers in Tuesday's first Democratic presidential debate -- decidedly did not meet that criteria. As we pointed out, it didn't actually count down to the beginning of the debate, which began a while later. As Kimmel noted, the debate wasn't perhaps as hotly anticipated as CNN would have liked.
To be fair, Kimmel points out that the network has had a hard time selling this debate after a very successful Republican one with Donald Trump center-stage. But Kimmel is the second late night host in as many days who couldn't resist making fun of the way CNN sure was trying to make the Democratic primary debate just as sexy.
Maybe it's time to rethink the clock.