FoxNews.com reports that
The Democratic National Committee made it official on Thursday – as media partner ABC News formally unveiled the list of White House hopefuls who’ve qualified for the upcoming third round of presidential primary debates.
The lineup is much smaller this time around. It’s been slashed in half after numerous candidates failed to make the cut by not attracting enough donors or support in the polls.
Unlike the two-night, 20-candidate showdown last month, just 10 candidates will face off on a single night in the upcoming debate in September. They are: former Vice President Joe Biden; Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey; South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg; former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro; Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota; former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas; Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
That means for the first time, all the top contenders will face off in the three-hour showdown on Sept. 12 in Houston.
Warren – who has soared in recent months and is neck-and-neck with fellow progressive standard-bearer Sanders – will finally share the stage with Biden, the front-runner in the race, as well as with Harris, another top-tier contender.
Biden and Warren will be standing center stage – with Sanders next to the former vice president and Harris next to Warren. Next to Sanders will be Buttigieg and then Booker. Next to Harris will be Yang and then O’Rourke. Klobuchar and Castro will stand at the edges of the stage.
For some Democrats frustrated by size of the record-setting field of 2020 White House hopefuls – which reached roughly two-dozen earlier this summer – the winnowing of the candidates who actually make the debate stage drew praise.
“I’m looking forward to getting to the place — assuming I’m still around — that it gets down to a smaller number of people so we can have more of a discussion instead of one-minute assertions,” Biden told reporters Wednesday following a campaign event in South Carolina.
But the tightened rules led to complaints from those pushed to the side.
To make the cut, contenders had until midnight Wednesday to reach two DNC thresholds – campaign contributions from 130,000 individual donors and reaching at least 2 percent in four qualifying national or early voting state polls.
Ahead of the deadline, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington State, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts dropped out the race. Inslee and Moulton announced re-election bids and Hickenlooper launched a Senate run in Colorado, in hopes of defeating incumbent GOP Sen. Cory Gardner.
And hours ahead of the deadline, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ended her White House bid. The New York State Democrat had told Fox News last week that “I’m planning on making this round.”
But she called it quits after her multi-million dollar TV and digital ad push and the beefing up of her ground game in Iowa and New Hampshire – the first two states to vote in the nominating calendar – failed to help her qualify. Gillibrand described not making the stage as “fatal” to her White House bid.
Most of the rest of the field of contenders say – at least for now – that they’re not quitting, as they aim to return to the debate stage for October’s fourth round, which has the same qualifying thresholds as the third round.
Oh, the excitement.
To paraphrase a song by the Little River Band (look them up, boys and girls)…
Have you heard about the Ten Dem Losers?
None of them could beat Trump on Election Day
There is simply no excitement building for any of the Democratic Primary Candidates.
That being said, I believe that the Dems will nominate a Far Left Presidential Candidate
And, it’s for the identical reason that they lost the 2016 Presidential Election.
The Democrats Continue to remain out-of-touch with the majority of Americans.
But…but…how can this be?
I mean, if you watch Cable News (except for Fox News) Trump should be the most hated man in America.
Between the accusations of “Russian Collusion”, Racism, an upcoming Recession, and “unfair treatment of asylum seekers” on our Southern Border, he should be as unpopular as Rosie O’Donnell at an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet.
But then again, according to those same news outlets, Hillary Clinton should be president, as there was no way the American Voters were going to elect Donald J. Trump the 45th President of the United States of America.
The past two-plus years have clearly shown that the Modern Democratic Party remains consumed by their grief over losing the 2016 Presidential Election and their hatred for the man who is now sitting in the Oval Office, Donald J. Trump.
The Democrats put all their eggs in one basket: their fervent desire that somehow, someway, Robert Mueller could find some sort of impeachable offense against President Trump.
With Mueller’s Investigation failing to produce the desired results, the Democrats continue to try to sabotage Trump by any means necessary.
The problem that the Democrats refuse to face is the fact that the President keeps on succeeding in fulfilling his Campaign Promises even though the Democrats and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media, have thrown every thing that they could think of at him, including Fake News Stories that they desperately made up.
The economy is booming, Trump keeps winning, and the Dems keep losing.
Despite the Fed’s efforts to slow America’s comeback down, new homes are being built and unemployment remains low.
And, average Americans are loving it.
Democrats have learned nothing at all from their time out of power.
For the Democratic Party to begin winning elections again, they are going to have to abandon the Far Left Political Ideology, inspired by Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky, which they have bitterly clung to as their “religion” for the past several decades.
The absurdity and downright anti-Americanism of their “Tenets of Faith” have been anathema to Americans living in America’s Heartland, the ones responsible for an American Businessman and Entrepreneur being elected our 45th President.
Those who sit in judgment of us average Americans like the Pharisees in the ancient Holy Land are going to have to climb down from their bar stools at the Washington Capitol Hill Country Club, and come home to visit us “common” people, attend ballgames, picnics, charitable public events, and even…GASP!…attend church with us, if they wish to represent average Americans in our Sovereign Nation’s Halls of Power again.
However, realistically, I do not see any of my suggestions coming to pass.
The Far Left Democratic Party Hierarchy and Primary Candidates are so far removed in their lifestyles and political philosophy from average Americans that they cannot even understand the reason that the Electoral College was put into place was to prevent the nightmarish, despotic, fascist version of America which they are trying to achieve.
Thank God and Our brilliant Founding Fathers who established our Sovereign Nation as a Constitutional Republic and not a mob-ruled “Democracy” which could easily be manipulated into accepting a Marxist form of government.
When you watch the Ten Dem Losers answer softball questions from ABC Main Stream Media Minions during the upcoming debate, please notice how many of their “needed” giveaways are for the benefit of special interest groups but are using average Americans’ money collected through promised higher taxes.
And, think to yourself, does America really need one of these clowns as the Leader of the greatest nation on the face of the Earth?
Your answer will be “NO”.
Until He Comes,