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Sat May 25, 2019, 09:54 AM

 

No Kiddie Table: New DNC Rule Will Divide Top Dem Candidates Across First Two Nights Of NBC Debates

Politico reports:

A new rule adopted by the Democratic National Committee and NBC News will evenly divide top-tier candidates across two nights in the first Democratic presidential primary debates in June, a move to maintain viewer interest in both events by making sure well-known contenders are on stage both nights.

Democrats getting at least 2 percent support in the polling average will be randomly and evenly split between the two nights, which will each feature 10 candidates, according to the formula obtained by POLITICO. Candidates below that threshold will also be evenly and randomly divided between the two debate lineups.
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As things stand now, eight candidates are polling higher than 2%: Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto OíRourke, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. Under the above rule, four will appear on each of the two nights. Itís therefore possible that Biden and Bernie will not be on the same stage.


[link:https://www.joemygod.com/2019/05/no-kiddie-table-new-dnc-rule-will-divide-top-dem-candidates-across-first-two-nights-of-nbc-debates/|

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If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Reply No Kiddie Table: New DNC Rule Will Divide Top Dem Candidates Across First Two Nights Of NBC Debates (Original post)
Soph0571 May 2019 OP
hlthe2b May 2019 #1
CentralMass May 2019 #2
Celerity May 2019 #3
Blue_true May 2019 #4
elleng May 2019 #5

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 10:02 AM

1. I have to say that this is the respectful way to do so... Later debates will give the one on one

 

challenge that we crave.

I don't see why this should be controversial.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 12:50 PM

2. I thi k that it would be better to have the top polling candidates

 

debate each other. I'm not a fan of this.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #2)

Sat May 25, 2019, 01:58 PM

3. top polling candidate will debate each other, 4 of them in each debate

 

That is more than fair.

I am hoping for

Joe Biden
Elizabeth Warren
Pete Buttigieg
Beto OíRourke

plus 6 more, say
Jay Inslee
Michael Bennet
Kirsten Gillibrand
Tulsi Gabbard
Seth Moulton
John Delaney

and for the 2nd one

Bernie Sanders
Kamala Harris
Cory Booker
Amy Klobuchar

plus 6 more, say
John Hickenlooper
JuliŠn Castro
Tim Ryan
Steve Bullock
Eric Swalwell
Andrew Yang


sorry

Wayne Messam
Marianne Williamson
Bill de Blasio
Mike Gravel
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Response to CentralMass (Reply #2)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:18 PM

4. The top polling candidates will debate each other.

 

I honestly think that both Biden and Bernie would like to avoid being in a group with Senator Warren or Mayor Buttigieg, I just don't think either would look top notch against Warren and/or Buttigieg.
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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 11:28 PM

5. Sounds ok, just don't call it 'debate,'

 

it/they are something else.
If I were to vote in a presidential
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