Matt Drudge of the indispensable Drudge Report pointed something out recently that has been virtually ignored by everyone in the mainstream media until now. Namely, where are all the Democratic debates?
As everyone gathers around to obsessively discuss the Republican debates and how they are going to play out (considering that if every Republican currently running for President were given equal time in the debates, they would likely last a couple days) — no one has mentioned the fact that Democrats don’t have a single debate on the calendar. At least not any time in the near future.
With five definite candidates running on the Democrat side and one possible candidate if Joe Biden gets into the race (fingers crossed, right?), Democrats should have plenty to discuss.
Drudge mentioned that:
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz promised voters a ‘competitive primary process’ and debates ‘would be an important part.’
But little information is known.
As the Clinton coronation continues to crumble, there is only vague chatter around the party about a forum in Iowa within the next few months.
As the IJReview points out:
Indeed, Wasserman Schultz told CNN in May that there would be six debates for the Democrats including four in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada all to occur before the first ballots are cast in January.
“Our debate schedule will not only give Democratic voters multiple opportunities to size up the candidates for the nomination side-by-side, but will give all Americans a chance to see a unified Democratic vision of economic opportunity and progress — no matter whom our nominee may be,” said DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz who confirmed debate details in a statement shortly after CNN broke this story.
Hillary was quick to get in her digs on Twitter at the time:
While GOP debates the same failed policies, Democrats will debate how to help families get ahead. Looking forward to a real conversation. –H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 5, 2015
But, of course, we’ve heard nothing since.
Media pretending NOT to notice how Dems have no debates scheduled! Vague plans for something in Iowa late September? pic.twitter.com/h6o2uYrjou
— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) August 2, 2015
How many of you can’t wait to see the Democrats debate?