QUALIFIERS FOR DEMO DEBATE

demo debate 7 30 2019

There is one name that I would like to see on that debate forum that isn’t there, that’s of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard. The Sniper, duly nicknamed for her rapid fire attack on Sen. Harris, is a worthy candidate that holds everyone accountable for their actions. She is also the only female war veteran. I think it a big mistake leaving her off of the debate stage. I’m starting to feel a 2016 Sanders end run game plan here by the DNC. She levels criticism on one of the top contenders and now she seems absent off of the stage. I don’t like it, no, I don’t like it one bit. I also don’t like mint chocolate ice cream but they haven’t stop selling that, so… it really doesn’t matter what I like, still think it’s wrong though…. both, Gabbard not being included and mint chocolate.

The next debate is on the verge of needing two nights

Democratic presidential candidates* by whether and how they qualified for the third primary debate, as of Aug. 26

MET THRESHOLD FOR
CANDIDATE NO. OF POLLS POLLS DONORS QUALIFIED
Joe Biden 14
Pete Buttigieg 14
Kamala Harris 14
Bernie Sanders 14
Elizabeth Warren 14
Cory Booker 11
Beto O’Rourke 9
Amy Klobuchar 6
Julián Castro 5
Andrew Yang 5
Tom Steyer 3
Tulsi Gabbard 2
Marianne Williamson 1
Kirsten Gillibrand 1 Has cancelled her bid for the Presidency
Michael Bennet 0
Steve Bullock 0
Bill de Blasio 0
John Delaney 0
Tim Ryan 0
Joe Sestak 0

*For candidates considered “major” by FiveThirtyEight.

To qualify for the third debate, a candidate must reach 2 percent in at least four national or early-state polls from qualifying polling organizations and must have at least 130,000 unique donors, including at least 400 donors in at least 20 states. Information released by campaigns is used to determine whether a candidate has hit the donor threshold. If a campaign announced it had reached 130,000 donors but did not say whether it had at least 400 donors in 20 states, we assumed that it had met the latter requirement as well. Candidates will have to prove to the DNC that they have met the donor requirements.

SOURCES: POLLS, MEDIA REPORTS

The ones that are in bold, I feel, should have made the cut, at least for the next debate.