As the 2020 presidential election goes on, the DNC is increasing the requirements in order for candidates to appear on debate stages.
This is progressively weeding out lower polling candidates with weak amounts of support; Americans have witnessed the pool of Democrats on debate stages get smaller and smaller as time goes on. Ultimately, the higher-ups within the DNC are looking for a prospective nominee with the ability to garner notable support amongst left-wing bases.
Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang is one of the 2020 Democrats who has failed to qualify for the upcoming primary debate. The debate will occur later this month in Iowa, as candidates prepare for the Iowa caucuses.
Although Yang has appeared on previous debate stages, he’s still consistently polled lower than many other candidates; now, in the wake of his failure to qualify for the next Democrat debate, the entrepreneur is censuring the DNC, according to Breitbart News.
Analyzing Yang’s Latest Censure of the DNC
In order to appear on the debate stage later this month, Democrat candidates must reach 5% in at least four polls that the DNC approves or hit 7% in two polls for early voting states. Additional requirements include a minimum of 225,000 individual donors and at least 1,000 individual donors in 20 states across the country. Seeing as Yang failed to meet these thresholds, he will, once again, not be able to attend the forthcoming primary debate this month.
In an email to Yang supporters, the 2020 Democrat’s staffer slammed the DNC for attempting to “dictate” who the party’s nominee will be. Nick Ryan, Yang’s campaign chief, furthermore professed that the DNC ran ” the same play in 2016″ and regretted it when their chosen nominee lost the presidential election. Finally, Yang’s supporters were told that the 2020 Democrat is rising in early voting state polls.
Thus far, the DNC has not issued a formal response to the complaints of Yang or his campaign.
Failing to Make the Cut
Andrew Yang is not the only running Democrat who won’t make it on the Iowa debate stage. Additional candidates who failed to make the cut include Tulsi Gabbard, Cory Booker, and others. Sometimes, when a candidate falls behind, or worse yet, is consistently behind, it’s time to look in the mirror and make some tough choices.
The 2020 presidential election will only get more competitive with time — not less competitive. Candidates who are struggling at this point, failing to raise money, and not meeting the thresholds to appear on debate stages need to be honest with themselves. The DNC is intentionally raising the bar for the sake of eliminating low-polling candidates, such as Andrew Yang.
At this point, an announcement that Yang is suspending his 2020 campaign is certainly coming — it’s merely a matter of time.
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