Well, I watched several hours of the hearings, and one simple fact seemed obvious, at least to me: whatever else the Democrats and their lawyers may be they are simply awful teachers. Let me explain.
The testimony dealt at length with Ukraine. I would estimate that there are maybe two million people in America who could more or less locate Ukraine on a map, which is to say fewer than 1% of the adults in this country. The point of the hearings is to educate the American people about what is already known, not to discover new facts. So the first thing any halfway decent teacher would do is put up a map on screen and spend ten minutes describing the location, the history, and a few salient facts about the country [such as: Ukraine is the largest country, by area, in Europe; Ukraine gave up the nuclear weapons it inherited from the Soviet Union in return for promises of protection, etc.]
Did Adam Schiff do this? Not even remotely. So the entire day was incomprehensible to anyone not already totally clued in. By contrast, the only fact in Watergate not already known to the general public was that there is an apartment complex in DC called “The Watergate.”
I seriously doubt that this exercise will move the polls, and hence the Republicans.
Meanwhile, Mike Bloomberg and Deval Patrick have decided the Democratic race for the nomination needs a few more centrists. The monied classes must, behind the scenes, be in a panic.