The Politicker is attempting to compensate, in advance, for the probability of an intensely boring debate with wall-to-wall pre-debate coverage.
Anyway, various sources say that even if Mike doesn’t turn up, his supporters will be packing the house, which could make for some raucousness, given the Apollo’s traditions of, er, audience participation.
“Sending supporters to a debate you refuse to attend????” Ferrer aide Jen Bluestein messaged in response to the news of Mike’s plans. “That’s like eating all the samples at the soup store but never buying any soup.”
Just in time for Freddy and Tom, meanwhile, The Politicker has located a transcript of Chris Rock’s White Person’s Guide to Surviving the Apollo.