There are too many Democrats running for president…even for Democrats.
After the first debate, major changes are coming and half of the field may be weeded out.
From Daily Wire:
The DNC announced earlier this year that the guidelines for entering the first set of debates, set to take place over the course of two days in late June, would remain unchanged from previous cycles. But to qualify for the second series of debates, set to take place in September, the DNC is severely upping the ante.
It seems that while the DNC was willing to tolerate a field of at least two dozen candidates for a short time, they won’t be coddling competitors like Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who can barely clear 1% in national polls, forever, even if Gillibrand and others insist their Oval Office dreams aren’t dead.
“To appear in the party’s third debate, which will be broadcast by ABC News and Univision, candidates will have to earn 2 percent support in four party-sanctioned polls between late June and August. In addition, they will have to show they’ve attracted at least 130,000 donors since the start of the campaign, including at least 400 from 20 different states,” WaPo reports.
That’s double what most candidates need for the June debates. To qualify for the first free-for-all, presidential contenders must demonstrate either an average of 5% support in national polls or 65,000 contributions from individual donors. Most candidates — other than poor Gillibrand, New York mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), Rep. Eric Swalwell, and a handful of complete unknowns — are almost guaranteed to make the cut.
But while culling the herd early is probably a good move for the DNC, as it lets party brass consolidate their support and concentrate on handling fewer candidates while it maps out its 2020 election strategy, there’s no escaping that this selective reduction is coming more than a year out from the presidential election, and just under six months out of the first presidential primary. Candidates will have barely unpacked from the Iowa State Fair before they’re required to hit the bricks to double their supporter numbers.
If you had never heard of Steve Bullock before, you’re not alone.
On day one, Bullock couldn’t answer a simple question. Like, the most simple question.
From Daily Wire:
Montana Democrat Governor Steve Bullock announced on Tuesday that he’s running for president in 2020 and was immediately stumped when asked what achievements he was proud of during his time as governor.
“What have you been proudest to achieve as governor?” a reporter asked Bullock during his presidential campaign announcement in Helena, Montana.
Bullock said, “Um, I am happy that hopefully my kids still know my most important job is being their dad. I think the things where, you know as governor it’s not like Attorney General when you know you won or lost a case, sometimes you won’t have impacts for years, but I know that a hundred thousand people in Montana have health care because the work that we’ve done.”
He added, “I know that we’ve done more to the earlier question to try to keep the outside influences of dollars out of our elections so that your voice matters as long as you vote … as long as you vote, um, then some big corporate Treasury or a company. I’m pleased with the way that we’ve invested in education. I think that’s one of the great equalizers that we have. I think another great equalizer is our public lands, we’ve protected those so we’ll handoff that to you as well. So, I guess those are a few of the things I’ve been pleased with.”
It’s both comical and abhorrent as to what Democrats think is and is not patriotic.
For example, standing for the flag and supporting America is wrong. And yet, according to 2020 Democrat hopeful Senator Cory Booker (NJ), raising taxes is good.
In fact, handing over more of your paycheck to state and federal government is patriotic.
So, it is clear that Booker doesn’t stand a chance at becoming POTUS. He never really did.
Candidate Pete Buttigieg doesn’t believe America is great.
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg took a jab at President Trump on Monday while delivering a speech in South Carolina, saying America’s past “was never as great as advertised.”
“So many of the solutions, I believe, are gonna come from our communities. Communities like the one where I grew up, which is an industrial mid-western city,” the former South Bend, Indiana mayor stated. “That is exactly the kind of place that our current president targeted with a message saying that we could find greatness by just stopping the clock and turning it back.”
“That past that he is promising to return us to was never as great as advertised, especially for marginalized Americans… and there’s no going back anyway.”