Patterico's Pontifications


Line-Up for Next Democratic Debate

Filed under: Politics — DRJ @ 4:58 pm

[Headline from DRJ, borrowed from Dave]

Here are the 2020 Democratic candidates who qualify for CNN’s debate:

The debate will be held over two nights in Detroit on July 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. ET.

CNN will conduct a live, random drawing to determine the candidate lineup for each night. The drawing will air on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET during a special edition of Anderson Cooper 360.

The only change to the pool of qualifying candidates is that Bullock, a candidate who was left out of the first Democratic debates in June, will now be on the stage, replacing California Rep. Eric Swalwell, who dropped out earlier this month

Here is Dave’s comment:

Montana Gov. Bullock replacing Swalwell is the only change from last time.

Lineup for the two nights will be drawn tomorrow night. They’re doing it in three tiers this time, to make sure that the popular candidates and nobodies are evenly split:

First draw (scrubs):

Bennet, Bullock, de Blasio, Delaney, Hickenlooper, Gabbard, Gillibrand, Inslee, Ryan, Williamson

Second draw:

Booker, Buttigieg, Castro, Klobuchar, O’Rourke, Yang

Final draw:

Biden, Harris, Sanders, Warren

Thank you, Dave.


20 Responses to “Line-Up for Next Democratic Debate”

  1. fivethirtyeight has all the Dem polls.

    The top four are consistently hitting mid-high double digits in just about every poll, while nobody else but Buttigieg ever cracks 10%.

    Hard to see how any of the other 15 gain any traction, but amazingly people are still entering the race.

    Allahpundit had an entertaining piece today about one of Bernie’s apparatchiks slamming Harris for using “unicorns and magic wands” to pay for her giveaways.

    As he points out, in a battle between “free stuff” and “free stuff paid for with a huge tax increase,” there’s not a lot of suspense about who’s gonna win…

    Dave (1bb933)

  2. The msm and far left Dems seems to be following the new directive to take out Joe. It will be interesting to see if this is blatant at the next Clown Car Hate America Two-Night Extravaganza

    harkin (b0f43e)

  3. Cartoons are a draw; as are multi-car train wrecks.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  4. Gov. Bullock might get some traction. He needs a catchy slogan to let people know he’s the sanest of the bunch.

    Mattsky (55d339)

  5. Are there any Nielsen ratings on these debates?

    nk (dbc370)

  6. Look for the other three to gang up on “Slow Joe”. It’ll be a sad night for him.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  7. From a Republican standpoint its best if Joe stays in through the early primaries. If he drops out to soon, any moderate D’s – assuming they exist – may coalesce around a stronger candidate.

    rcocean (1a839e)

  8. TULSI

    mg (8cbc69)

  9. Swalwell out already…..

    Can’t understand why a guy who theorized nuking gun owners couldn’t get traction. Shoulda chased it mebbe with a Howard Dean scream.

    harkin (b0f43e)

  10. Look for the other three to gang up on “Slow Joe”. It’ll be a sad night for him.

    Because of the draw, he’ll only be on stage with one other A-lister. If he’s lucky it’s not Harris.

    Dave (55e817)

  11. Gov. Bullock might get some traction. He needs a catchy slogan to let people know he’s the sanest of the bunch.

    I don’t know much about him but he seems like the kind of candidate the Dems should nominate: red state governor, Washington outsider, potential to attract rural voters. Being from outside the beltway he could turn around Trump’s anti-establishment rhetoric, as well as being blameless for the dysfunction.

    Dave (55e817)

  12. It’s a puzzler, so the beatings will continue till morale improves.

    Narciso (09b0bf)

  13. This is before the fast and furious spinoff premieres

    Narciso (09b0bf)

  14. Because of the draw, he’ll only be on stage with one other A-lister. If he’s lucky it’s not Harris.

    But he’s not lucky.

    On Tuesday, July 30 (in podium order):


    July 31:

    de Blasio

    So not only does Joe get Harris on one elbow, he has Cory “stop lynching black people and what about abortions for African-American transvestites” Booker on the other.

    Dave (1bb933)

  15. From Hot Air:

    Draw For Second Dem Debate: Biden Vs. Harris Rematch, Sanders Vs. Warren

    I knew Dave would have this covered but here is a link.

    DRJ (15874d)

  16. At the link, Allahpundit notes that one of Booker’s apparatchiks is already beating his chest about how Spartacus is going to race-bait Biden:

    Mark the date: July 31, 2019. @JoeBiden finally gets his own Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing.

    Dave (1bb933)

  17. There’s an obvious bracketing of the respective Dem debate lineups.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  18. Did they have a public drawing like the lottery does? If it was completely honest, and it probably was after all the Hillary shenanigans, Biden is not a lucky guy.

    DRJ (15874d)

  19. If they did it like they did the last time, it was public, but NBC got to choose which group went first, and again, picked the debate tat included Biden to go second.

    There are Nielson ratings.

    Thursday night’s Democratic debate featuring Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, and eight other candidates was the highest-rated Democratic match-up in Nielsen ratings history.

    About 18.1 million viewers tuned in for the debate across three TV channels — NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo — according to Nielsen (NLSN) data.

    [All are owned by NBC. Accpording to a New York imes story, this consisted of about 10.6 million NBC and its broadcast affiliates, 6.7 million on MSNBC, and about 840,000 on the Spanish-language broadcast on Telemundo. This total does not include on;ine vwership, like through, or streaming through Facebook or Twitter or other socaial media platforms. – SF]

    The previous record for a Democratic debate was set in October 2015, when 15.5 million viewers tuned in to CNN for the first primary season debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

    Part one of this week’s two-part event, designed to accommodate 20 candidates, averaged 15.3 million viewers on Wednesday night.

    The second debate didn’t have ratings as high as the first Republican debate on August 2, 2015, on the Fox News Channel, which had some 24 million viewers, the largest audience ever for a non-sports cable program. Two other 2016 Republican debates exceeded the ratings of the June 27, 2019 Democratic primary debate.

    Sammy Finkelman (e4c0a6)

  20. The next debate will be held on CNN, and I don’t know where else, if any place it can be viewed or heard. If the rules were the same for those on NBC =, then CNN would have picked which group went first.

    One difference is that the candidate was selected in 3 tiers

    Here’s National Review about this, noting possible accusations Biden could make against Kamala Harris, or at least what they’d like to make:

    1. The lenient deal with former San Diego mayor Bob Filner.

    2. The prosecutions of mothers for truancy.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

Powered by WordPress.

Page loaded in: 0.2163 secs.