Is it already nearly the end of the month? Night one of the July debates, which are being held in Detroit and will be underway at 8pm ET.
Here’s tonight’s lineup, based on 1% polling and number of unique donors/donations accumulated:
(photo courtesy of CNN)
Author and activist Marianne Williamson
Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock
Gov Bullock is the newest to the plethora of those running. Rep Eric Swalwell dripped out recently due to poor polling.
The event is being hosted by CNN. For those of you who do not have cable, you can watch it streamed in CNN.com.
Tonight is a make or break for Klobuchar, Delaney, Bullock, Williamson, and Ryan.
Rules for the Debate:
Candidates will be given 60 seconds to respond to a moderator-directed question, and 30 seconds for responses and rebuttals.
Colored lights will be used to help the candidates manage their remaining response times: 15 seconds = yellow; 5 seconds = flashing red; no time remaining = solid red.
A candidate attacked by name by another candidate will be given 30 seconds to respond.
There will be no show of hands or one-word, down-the-line questions.
A candidate who consistently interrupts will have his or her time reduced. (hint to Gillibrand and Hickenlooper)
Questions posed by the moderators will appear on the bottom of the screen for television viewers.
Will more than one candidate say that Bernie’s MfA plan won’t work? Will Dana Bash question Bernie on trivial news of the day in order to trip him up? Will foreign policy, outside of the immigration/border issues with Latin America be part of the questions? And what will be the gap between the moderators’ length of question time vs the candidates” speaking time? The 99 previews the debate, moderated by Briahna Joy, Josh Miller-Lewis, and Bill Neidhardt.
If you have a couple of bucks to chip in the campaign, the donate button is on the right nav side of the screen.
See you in the comments! Bar is open, but bear in mind it is BYOD! 🙂
And go Bernie!