DNC announces 20 presidential candidates have qualified for first Democratic presidential debates

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  1. Gatoravatara

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    I've never even heard of half those losers.
     
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      Me neither. Many of them are REALLY running for VP or a cabinet position- they know they have no chance.. Others are running for book deals. I can't believe Tulsi made it.
       
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      There is only one person on that list that has real shot, and it's a sign of just how fcking stupid people are in this country.
       
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        Where’s Hillary?
         
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          Hell, at least I’ve heard of her. Who the heck are John Delaney, Marianne Williamson, and Eric Swallwell?
           
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          Ive heard of Swallwell. Not the others.
           
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          I had to Google him. Since he’s a Cali congressman it’s not surprising you would have heard of him since you live there. I suspect your theory of why so many of them are running is probably correct.
           
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          Running a presidential bid is a way to get on the map. Get TV and other gigs.
           
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            That's like a "Who's Who" of dumb f**k.
             
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              John Delaney? Didn't he used to be mayor of Jacksonville? I thought he was a Republican.
               
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                Do they all get to eat a jar of dirt?
                 
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                  That’s what I was wondering.
                   
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                  I think you've got him confused with the Big 10 commissioner or is is the fat golfer who wears the stupid pants?
                   
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                    So who are the 4 non qualifiers? There are 24 candidates. de Blasio? He's worse than Swalwell. Stacey Abrams, for some reason, thinks she's gonna sneak her way in come this fall.
                     
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                    That was Trump's plan, until he fvvked it up and won.
                     
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                      Former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the two leading candidates in early Democratic presidential polling, will share the stage later this month as the party holds its first back-to-back nights of debates…

                      Joining Biden and Sanders on the second night will be Sen. Kamala D. Harris (Calif.), Sen. Michael F. Bennet (Colo.), South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, Rep. Eric Swalwell (Calif.), author and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson and technology entrepreneur Andrew Yang.

                      The group debating on the first night will include Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.), former Obama Cabinet member Julián Castro, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, former congressman John Delaney (Md.), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii), Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), former congressman Beto O’Rourke, Rep. Tim Ryan (Ohio) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.).

                      The DNC had sought to divide the field in such a way that one debate would not appear more important than the other. The announcement Friday drew immediate questions about whether the organization had succeeded.

                      Night two includes four of the five candidates who are averaging at least 7 percent support in a Washington Post average of national polls over the past month — Biden, Sanders, Harris and Buttegieg. Night one includes Warren, who stands at 12 percent in recent national polls, while all other candidates that night hold less than 5 percent support…

                      NBC said candidates were divided into two groups, depending on whether they were polling above or below 2 percent. Random drawing from both groups resulted in assignment to either the first or the second night, with a goal of including a mix of higher-polling candidates and lower-polling candidates both nights.

                      https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...70f78c156e8_story.html?utm_term=.cca8161e198b
                       
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                      What has 40 arms and 40 legs and only half a brain???
                       
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                        We the People's stupidity created 15% of this mess. Wicked politicians sculpted this corrupt, mal-responsive system that insures their own wealthy successes. Think on this: after 2024 with Trump out, does anyone see him becoming a lobbyist for some industry? If this hounding continues for the duration of his full 8 years, I'd say it will dampen his "stand-on-your-own-2-feet" businesses afterward. Trump is the only U.S. President to sacrifice his interests for the sake of his country's interests. No salary, max self-paid campaign -- no one has done that. And all he gets is organized hate.
                         

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