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Thu Jan 16, 2020, 03:21 PM

 

Why the Democratic Debate Was So White

Speaking to Stephen Colbert on Wednesday’s episode of The Late Show, Yang offered his explanation for the whiteness of Tuesday’s debate. “What I said at the debate before this one (is that) fewer than 5% of Americans donate to political campaigns. You need disposable income to contribute to campaigns, and you need some form of security in order to run for office. So what happened on the stage last night reflects the inequities and realities in our economy,” Yang said. “We should be more concerned with changing those realities on the ground. And if we did that then the stage would look very different. If you have communities of color who are just making ends meet, they don’t have the resources to contribute to campaigns at very high levels, and so you wind up with a stage that does not reflect the population of the country.”


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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 03:52 PM

1. if ya can't get your own demographic to support u its time to get out. except harris who

 

had the polling needed and the cash and chose to quit anyway
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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 03:57 PM

3. He has more $ and more donors than several other candidates.

 

He'll be in the race for a good while longer 😁
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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 04:02 PM

6. Are you sure?

 

The polls I saw showed Harris significantly behind Biden with exactly the groups she should have been strong with. As much as I would have LOVED to see her go after Trump and really think she should NOT have dropped out, I thought it looked like Joe sucked the air out of her campaign.

But my observation is that it takes (barring the exceptional charisma of Obama) 10-20 years to lay the groundwork for a presidential run. Hillary in 2016 and Joe now had/have been getting ready for 20+ years. Two years as a Senator just doesn't give one enough time to build the network needed, historically (Obama and Kennedy both had time in the House, and the blessing/backing of a lot of the establishment of the party, at least more than Sen Harris).
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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 04:20 PM

8. My hunch on Harris and others who dropped out early: they want to get the VP nod from

 

Warren or Biden (I don't think Sanders will sustain a lead). Castro or Booker could match well with Warren, if she wins). I don't think we'll get two women on the ballot, tho. At least not this time -- maybe at some point, yes (hopefully I'll still be around to see it!).

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Response to redqueen (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 03:58 PM

4. I watched the interview clip posted earlier

 

and he is absolutely correct.
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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 04:00 PM

5. And honestly, it doesn't look good that the issue was ignored completely

 

in the last debate.

If someone did mention this issue in the last debate and I missed it, please let me know. I would really love to be mistaken about this.
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Response to redqueen (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 04:07 PM

7. As far as I know he was the only one addressing it

 

but, I may be mistaken as I didn't watch it.
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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 04:57 PM

9. Sad.

 

Whoever we have as our candidate will need support from all races. I didn't expect the issue to be dropped so quickly once the last non-white candidate was off the stage.
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