July Democratic Presidential Debate Will Be On July 30 & 31, 2019
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The Democratic National Committee told the Free Press on Tuesday, July 22, 2019, that the second televised Democratic Presidential Debate will be held in Detroit, MI., over two nights, July 30 and July 31 of 2019, from 8:00 pm-10:00 pm EDT (pre-debate from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm EDT), at CNN, with 20 candidates. CNN is the party’s partner for this debate and will air it alive and online.
The DNC Chairman Tom Perez said, “Detroit embodies the values and character of the Democratic Party. It’s a city of grit and determination, a city that has gotten knocked down, only to get back up stronger….Detroit is the perfect place for our party’s second debate.”
The field of candidates is limited to 20 based on these qualifications below:
- a candidate would need at least 1% or more support in three separate polls either nationally or in one or more of the first four states to hold caucuses or primaries next year: Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada.
- a candidate may also qualify by having received donations from at least 65,000 separate donors with a minimum of 200 donors in each of at least 20 states.
- If more than 20 candidates qualify for the debate through either conditions above, the field will then be narrowed to 20 by determining who meets both conditions, followed by those with the highest polling averages.
Shouting matches, highlight reels, candidate zingers: Our presidential debates are becoming more like sports events with each passing election cycle, says Bob Bordone, a professor at Harvard Law School. It’s time for something else, in the video “What Would A Better Format For The Presidential Debates Look Like? Think, NBC News“, below:
In our previous post, Democratic Debate, Not So Democratic, here are some suggestions to improve the debate format, below:
- Have a referee (dressed in referee uniform) calling out if any one extended beyond his/her allotted time limit (e.g. “Kirsten Gillibrand 10 seconds off of the final summary speech”)
- Have a light bar indicating how much time each candidate has remaining. When the time is up, turn off the microphone for that candidate.
- If interjections are allowed, then all candidates’ mics should be on throughout the debate (apparently some of the candidates’ mics were cut off while others’ were on, therefore presenting a very imbalanced outcome), but if interjections are not allowed, then only the designated speaker should have his/her mic on during the allotted time.
- Each candidate should get the same number of questions and allotted time to speak. This debate certainly did not do that. Furthermore, there is leaning toward the all-ready well known candidates/incumbents and rewards for rude behavior.
Currently, the announced Democratic field includes: Michael Bennett, Joe Biden, Cory Booker, Steve Bullock, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper, Jay Inslee, Amy Klobuchar, Wayne Messam, Beto O’Rourke, Tim Ryan, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Marianne Williamson, Andrew Yang.
Twenty Democratic presidential candidates will face off next week in Detroit for the second primary debates. The Washington Post’s Dan Balz joins CBSN’s “Red & Blue” to discuss why every candidate has something to prove, in the video “Previewing the 2nd Democratic presidential debate“, below:
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