With a massive dog pile of democrats vying for a shot to be their party’s 2020 presidential candidates, it is only a matter of time before the DNC started cracking down on debate qualifications in order to whittle down the field.
More than twenty democrats remain in the race at this time, creating a nightmare for voters who wish to see the field truly debate one another. All that the mainstream media has been able to muster so far are a few two-night affairs in which these progressive politicians receive minimal speaking time on a range of subjects, often simply regurgitating talking points from their well-rehearsed stump speeches.
Now, as the campaign continues to grind toward a conclusion, another of these big-dream democrats is taking a bow.
Kirsten Gillibrand, a two-term senator and longtime advocate of the #MeToo movement, has officially dropped out of the 2020 race for the presidency.
A New York Democrat who’s known for taking on the military over its problems with sexual assault and for championing a 9/11 bill that helped first responders cover health care costs, Gillibrand struggled to translate that profile into a national campaign that polled above 1 percent.
Following middling performances at the June and July Democratic debates and a failure to qualify for the September debate, Gillibrand officially called it quits in an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday.
She told the Times’s Alexander Burns that she would endorse another candidate and hinted that she would prefer the nominee be a woman, although she didn’t say whom she would like to see as the nominee.
The announcement came via Twitter.
I am so proud of this team and all we've accomplished. But I think it’s important to know how you can best serve.
To our supporters: Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Now, let's go beat Donald Trump and win back the Senate. pic.twitter.com/xM5NGfgFGT
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) August 28, 2019
Gillibrand looked unlikely to qualify for the upcoming democratic debates; a reality that was likely a large factor in the Senator’s decision.
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