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Did Tulsi Gabbard Just Qualify for the Next Democratic Debate?

Did Tulsi Gabbard Just Qualify for the Next Democratic Debate?

“Super Tuesday results show that she placed second and won a delegate in American Samoa, it appears Gabbard may have qualified”

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) picked up a delegate in American Samoa on Super Tuesday. This technically qualifies her to participate in the next Democratic debate in Phoenix. Arizona on March 15th.

Will the DNC allow her to participate?

Brad Polumbo writes at the Washington Examiner:

Tulsi Gabbard might have just qualified for the next Democratic debate

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard might not be polling well in the 2020 Democratic primary race, but she does add something valuable to the conversation.

Now, after Super Tuesday results show that she placed second and won a delegate in American Samoa, it appears Gabbard may have qualified for the next Democratic debate. If the qualification rules going forward stay the same that they were for the Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina debates, then you would only need to win a single delegate to earn a spot on the debate stage. Under this standard, Gabbard would now qualify.

Here’s more from KTVB News:

Did American Samoa just help Tulsi Gabbard qualify for the next Democratic debate?

As Super Tuesday was getting into swing, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard snagged her first delegate in the U.S. territory of American Samoa.

Social media had a lot of thoughts at the prospect that her delegate win could help the Hawaii congresswoman be able to participate in the next Democratic debate on March 15 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Despite being born in American Samoa, Gabbard was projected to place in second behind former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. But, projections had Gabbard getting enough of the vote to earn at least one delegate.

While the rules of the next debate haven’t been released by the Democratic National Convention, the most recent requirements to participate in a debate included receiving one pledged delegate to the Democratic National Convention from one of the three preceding early states or scoring 10% in four polls approved by the DNC.

Alex Thompson of Politico says no:

Philip Wegmann of Real Clear News says yes:

At this point, the DNC probably doesn’t want to add candidates to the discussion. Naturally, they would want the field to narrow, but if they deny Gabbard a spot, the optics won’t be great.


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2smartforlibs | March 4, 2020 at 4:09 pm

I don’t think the left will let her on stage

She’s no moderate, but it’d be fun to see her playing spoiler. They’re trying to rig it so exclude Bernie with all his (violent) support; shunning her is no biggie to them.

The ONLY way Tulsi will be in any Democrat debate is if helps the DNC to rig things for their desired results.

Mark Michael | March 4, 2020 at 4:56 pm

She’s my favorite Democratic Party candidate for president, so I’d like to see her on the debate stage. Admittedly, her political views are as far left as Sen. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren’s are, hence, I sure don’t want her to be president – as others have noted.

But maybe she’d sow some confusion among the other candidates, like she torpedoed Kamala Harris’s candidacy, I think it was. Hmm. Maybe she’d ask Joe Biden some question that would befuddle him. Ditto Bernie Sanders, too.

I wonder if these far left types if asked about the murderous character of the 20th Century leftist regimes, what they’d say. How much do they know about Mussolini, Mao, Stalin, Franco, Ho Chi Minh, the 3 generations of the Family Kim of N. Korea, Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, Fidel of Cuba, Hugo Chavez and Nickolas Maduro of Venezuela…

    murkyv in reply to Mark Michael. | March 4, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    They don’t want Biden on the same stage as Tulsi

    No way he could keep himself from wandering over and giving her a sniff

    He really needs a shock collar

PrincetonAl | March 4, 2020 at 5:01 pm

“ but if they deny Gabbard a spot, the optics won’t be great”

At this point the DNC has crossed the Rubicon on whether they give a sh— on optics.

They will do what they have to at this point.

They’ll change the rules. Dems, the Party of the Moving Goalposts.

The remaining candidates will do anything to keep the warrior off the stage.

Bernie and Biden would look like the Cryptkeeper twins …

Tulsi Gabbard is not an American citizen! She was not born in America! Neither was Barack Hussein Obama even though his African birth was covered up so well by Soros and the Dems.

Lucifer Morningstar | March 4, 2020 at 8:49 pm

Will the DNC allow her to participate?

Answer: No.

Diversity isn’t really what the dems want. They want quid pro joe as the candidate so they don’t lose their jobs, titles, and power.
Rush said it well the the other day, they don’t want to have bernie take over the party and leave them out in the cold like never Trumpers. bernie’s people would take their jobs, titles and power and they’d be the crap on the bottom of everyone’s shoes.

By today’s rules, yeah.
But tomorrow is another day.
Hey, it’s the Democrat party.
It’s their game.
They can do whatever they want.
It is not a public entity.

Tulsi, if they let her, could mop the floor with the two old fools. Bernie and Biden remind you of the two old guys in the Muppet Show in the balcony. Come on Tulsi – make them let you in!