The DNC “announced that the party’s primary election season will feature six officially-sanctioned debates, a light schedule for a thin Democratic field — one that stands in striking contrast to the lineup for the already-crowded race for the GOP nomination,” the Washington Post reports.
“The four earliest voting states — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — will each host a debate starting this fall, in conjunction with the national party, local groups, local media and national media.”
The Fix: “This is good news for Hillary Clinton. What better way to show that she is willing to fight for the every vote than to stand on a debate stage six times with the other candidates? That leveling process is a net good thing for Clinton in a way it wouldn’t be for virtually any other candidate. While this would be seen as ‘punching down’ for most well-known candidates, Clinton badly needs to avoid the appearance of a coronation, and a bunch of debates is a very good way to do that.”Save to Favorites