It would be foolish to think that they didn’t see this coming.
The twenty-some democrats who are currently vying for their party’s presidential nomination have been cannibalizing one another for months now, lobbing volatile molotov cocktails of vitriol amongst themselves in a bid to land on top of the dog pile come next November. As a result, the liberal base is growing restless and radical, hoping to hang their hat on someone with the ability to defeat incumbent President Donald Trump at the ballot box.
The problem is, with so many of them working to throttle each other at this early stage, every candidate available will be viewed as flawed and vulnerable come 2020.
Furthermore, the electorate isn’t going to be able to get a fair look at these politicos if every debate is saddled with incredibly strict time limits for answering questions and responding to attacks on account of the glut of candidates taking up space onstage.
The DNC surely realizes this, and is taking action to limit the amount of participants allowed at the future spectacles; something that has irked low-polling liberals to no end.
At issue is the DNC’s criteria for the contenders to take part in the prime-time showdown, including contributions from 130,000 individual donors and reaching at least 2 percent in four qualifying polls.
“The DNC’s process is stifling debate at a time when we need it most,” charged Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado – a lower-tier White House contender who is all but certain not to qualify for the third round.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who also needs a miracle to qualify by the end-of-Wednesday deadline, argued that “these DNC debate rules have turned this primary into the ‘The Hunger Games’ — each step of this seems to be all about getting donors.”
While the criticism is not new – the DNC faced similar jabs earlier this year when many of the longer-shots for the nomination struggled to make the stage at the first and second round of debates – this time around the national party committee is specifically being attacked over the dearth of qualifying polls. Critics say this is unfairly preventing candidates close to qualifying from actually making the stage.
Some liberal voters have even begun to worry that the DNC is prepping for a repeat of their 2016 debacle, in which they secretly colluded with candidate Hillary Clinton in order to win rig the primaries outright – a fact that would never have been known if it weren’t for the work of Julian Assange and Wikileaks.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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