Dems Get Cranky Over DNC Debate Criterion

The Democratic race for the presidency has been filled with candidates. At one point in time, there were over two dozen Dems who had thrown their hat in the ring to run for president. The problem is that there can only be one winner – and the DNC has created a number of criterion for the debates.

The criteria really isn’t that crazy when it comes down to determining who can and cannot participate in the debates. It focuses on having a certain percentage in the polls as well as a certain amount in fundraising efforts. After all, if you don’t have enough votes or enough funds to get through to the primaries, there’s no chance of being elected, so the DNC is simply doing some weeding.

However, it’s clear that too many of the Dems have yet to see the writing on the wall. Although they’re not even polling in at a full one percent in the national polls, they think that they’re entitled to take the stage with some of the frontrunners such as Biden, Warren, and Harris.

The qualification deadline for the third round of presidential debates is closing in. Those who are unlikely to make the cut are becoming extremely angry about the debate criterion. In order to qualify for the primetime showdown, contributions need to be in excess of 130,000 individual donors and have at least a 2% rank within four qualifying polls.

There are at least 10 Democrats who have qualified – this includes former VP Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Pete Buttigieg. However, Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) is complaining that the DNC process is “stifling” the ability to debate important topics. However, he is considered a lower-tier contender. Although there are at least six months before the primaries, if he hasn’t been able to get 2% of the votes by now, there is no chance that he’s going to suddenly pull ahead so dramatically – regardless of whether he makes it to the primetime stage or not.

Tom Steyer is another candidate who is having a hissy fit over the DNC criteria. The billionaire environmentalist is one poll short of making the stage. He feels as though he’s being denied the ability to qualify due to “lack of recent qualifying polls.” However, the DNC explains that there are plenty of qualifying polls, including one being taken in Nevada prior to the deadline.

Most people haven’t heard of Steyer, which is why he’s not ranking. He hasn’t done enough to get in front of people – and suddenly showing up on stage with the bigger names isn’t going to change all of that.

The Dems who are complaining are simply proving that they don’t want to play by the rules. The DNC criteria is not anything new. There is no need to put 20 people on stage when, the reality is, those who can’t meet the simple criteria put into place don’t belong on the stage.

Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) is another one who is complaining about the unfairness. She is two polls short of qualifying for the next set of debates. This means that she has been unable to show that at least 2% of voters in any state want to vote for her. How she thinks she would get the majority across the United States in the primaries at this point is showing just how inadequate she is for president.

Plenty of Dems aren’t complaining – and these are the ones who have qualified not only for the third debate but also for the fourth debate in October. These are the ones that are making the headlines and talking about their plans. Even Julian Castro and Beto O’Rourke have managed to secure their spots. Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang has qualified, too. Amy Klobuchar, who has compared the struggle of making debates to a “Game of Thrones situation” has also made the cut. None of these Democrats are complaining because they’re doing the work that they’re being asked of – and they are making sure that the American public knows who they are so that they can get the votes within the polls.

All is fair in love and war – no one said anything about fairness in politics. The Democrats who are complaining simply need to see the writing on the wall: they are not going to be the next president. They need to give up and stop throwing a hissy fit like a toddler and be realistic about throwing their support behind one of the 10 candidates who has qualified for the next round of debates.

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  35. I like what you folks have to say, but I object to the way you are saying it! “Criterion” is singular; “criteria” is plural. Please get a proofreader who understands English spelling and grammar!

  36. Just like the article states…..Democrats do NOT like rules and will not follow them when THEY choose not to.

  37. They ought to have an IQ test for competency,. None of them would qualify.

  38. For heaven’s sake…what IS it about the word “criterion ” that makes it so impossible to get right? “Criterion” is the singular form of the word. “Critera” is the plural. This mistake is made ridiculously often, even more frequently than the confusion between “index” vs. “indeces” or “less” & “fewer.” I could go on, but it’s probably pointless. Oh yeah, I forgot the apostrophe appearing everywhere but where appropriate, which is in the contraction of “it is.”

    Are there NO proofreaders around anymore who are familiar with the English language, or are they all extinct?

  39. Not to worry democrat candidates,the party most likely have already chosen who will represent them in the elections,they will manipulate these debates until they get the one they have already chosen and the rest can pound sand,but it is good for intertainment purposes.

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  41. The DNC has been using most of these contenders as cannon fodder and distractions anyway. And of course in the end there can only be one. In 2016 it was clear that Hillary was the anointed one. It is not yet clear at this time if it is Biden or Warren. Don’t think that Sanders will get the nudge and almost certainly not Harris. But it doesn’t really matter. One is as bad as another.


  43. All of these people come seeking POWER, that they might become PRESIDENT, and when their time in office is over, rich liberals will shower them with money and they will be set for the rest of their lives. It doesn’t matter whether they have the smallest aptitude for actually BEING President. Just look at BHO, who has no talent except for speaking bulls$$t, and now he’s a multi-millionaire! What is “leading the country” compared to THAT?

  44. Let them all debate. That’s DEMOCRATIC

  45. DNC winner or WHINER? . . . WHICH is it?!? Not One of them are qualified POTUS material which I would not trust to hold the NUKE button, and will lose the 2020 elections ANYWAY . . . Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  46. Would you like some cheese with that whine? It really doesn’t matter which idiot you send as not one of them stand a chance as you have sleepy creepy Joe whose mind is out of left field and really unfit to lead any thing, Sanders who wants us to be another Russia and warren who will say or do any thing or one to get in office to ruin the US.

  47. I wouldn’t vote for any of them. Radical socialism is NOT what America needs and after the way this party has disrespected and harassed Trump and the dirty handed BS they have pulled I wouldn’t ever vote for a Democrat ever.


  49. Why would any good God-fearing USA Citizen and a true American patriot like President Trump reaching out to the country for the good of all races, why would any voter want the Democrat party in any office that only hurts the country taking from USA Citizens and giving taxpayers money to kill unborns (Abortion), believe in same marriage, finance Isam extremist to hurt the USA with illegals all for DNC votes who only lie to voters never keeping promises only self righteousness, power and money forgetting promises every election especially to black Citizens, even Obama, vote for our good not color of skin.

  50. The Democrats are going to LOSE the election. They act like spoiled children on EVERY issue. Their policies are just old, failed, Communist ideals.

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