Try as they might Democrats Debate Stage just wont shrink
WASHINGTON D.C. (Texas Insider Report) With improving poll numbers coming in late Hawaii Cong. Tulsi Gabbard has become the 10th Candidate to qualify and it now appears 10 Democrat Presidential Candidates will be on stage Wednesday November 20th to duke it out just before your Thanksgiving Dinner.
In its efforts to winnow-down the crowded field and according to the Democrat National Committees (DNC) ever-changing rules to qualify for the late November debate candidates must have attained:
- At least 3 in four qualifying State or National Polls
- or 5 in two qualifying State Polls.
- And the fundraising thresholds require candidates to have received contributions from a minimum of 165000 Unique Donors
- including 600 Unique Sonors in 20 states.
According to the DNC the deadline for Qualifying Polls & Donations for the November debate is November 13th at 11:59 pm.
During the debate candidates will have 75 seconds to answers questions posed to them and 45 seconds for follow-ups at the moderators discretion.
Candidates will also be able to comment or respond if they have been referred to or attacked by another candidate and things are sure to become dicey due to the fact that the MSNBC & Washington Posts moderators have been given the ability to use discretion in this regard.
- Democrat Partys 5th Presidential Debate
- Date: Wednesday November 20 2019
- Time: 9 pm ET (6 pm PT)
- Location: Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta Georgia
- Sponsors: MSNBC The Washington Post
- Moderators: Rachel Maddow Andrea Mitchell Kristen Welker & Ashley Parker
- Live Stream: MSNBC.com
In all likelihood many Democrat insiders believe Julian Castro will drop out of the race this month. as its unlikely hell get any dramatic poll numbers over the next few days to justify a continued campaign.
According to analysis from FiveThirtyEight it looks like the door will close following Cong. Gabbards joining the stage since none of the other major candidates are actually close to qualifying:
Former Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Julin Castro has met the donor threshold but hes had no such luck in the polling department so watch out Castro might drop out soon as he has said it will be the end of my campaign" if he doesnt make the stage.
Of the six other major" candidates who have so far failed to be qualified but are still in the race not one has a single qualifying poll for Novembers 5th Debate.
Barring unforeseen circumstances this will be the final list of candidates participating in the November 20th debate:
|Number||Candidate||Polls AND Donors||Donors Only|
While host NBC News has released few details about how the debate will be formatted what is known is that the event will be held over two hours will be broken up into four segments and will have only three commercial breaks during the broadcast.
NBC has said that in order to allow more time for actual questions this debates format will not include opening statements. There will however be time allotted for each candidate to make a closing argument."