Many 2020 Democrat candidates are feeling the heat as election season intensifies. The third primary debate is right around the corner; however, not all of the candidates are in alignment with the required thresholds to appear on stage.
The thresholds consist of garnering at least 130,000 contributions from individual donors and hitting at least 2% in four polls which are either on an early voting state level or national level. At this time, the only Democrats who are set to appear on the upcoming debate stage are Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Beto O’Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker, and Julian Castro.
Kirsten Gillibrand is not on this list and as the third debate gets closer and closer, Gillibrand’s likelihood of meeting the aforementioned thresholds continues to lessen. She knows this, which is why she’s now openly expressing a willingness to serve as a running mate to the candidate which wins the Democrat nomination; Fox News covered Gillibrand’s remarks on this matter.
A Closer Look at the Sinking Gillibrand Campaign
Gillibrand’s campaign has struggled for quite some time now, but failing to make it on a primary debate stage is a pretty big blow. Now, Gillibrand claims that she is still planning to make it to the debates, but that remains to be seen.
At this point in the game, it seems as though reality is beginning to set in for Gillibrand. She knows that she’s not truly being taken seriously as a candidate, nor is she actually going to win the Democrat nomination; this has been obvious for quite some time.
Ultimately coming to terms with this reality would explain why Gillibrand is openly expressing her willingness to serve as another candidate’s vice president. No matter how much Gillibrand tries to dress this up, no candidate who truly believes they have a shot at victory is talking about being a running mate.
Why Has Gillibrand’s Campaign Failed?
Kirsten Gillibrand’s presidential campaign has failed for several reasons. First and foremost, she is not an interesting politician. Secondly, she lacks the established name recognition that other candidates like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have. Over the course of Gillibrand’s quest to win her party’s nomination, she’s lamented over so-called white privilege and claimed that she wants to speak to suburban white women who voted for President Trump.
At this point, the idea of Gillibrand even serving as a running mate is lofty at best. No one will be shocked when she drops out within the next few weeks.
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