On the radio today, former Maryland Governor and 2016 Democratic Presidential hopeful expressed his displeasure that DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz decided to cut the number of primary debates before the early primaries. One of the reasons why this could be, was a little surprising.
From The Daily Caller
I’m seeing a tremendous desire in our party and in our country for new leadership and an executive who has the ability to get things done. That’s what I have to offer. I’m sure the other candidates have good ideas to offer. That’s why we need to have more debates rather than less. I mean, what have we come to as a party that we are so poor that we can’t afford to have one, more than one debate in Iowa and one debate in New Hampshire before the primary?
It makes sense. The DNC not only seems to be intellectually poor lately, but it has been rumored that they aren’t doing too well financially either. Reports have circulated that as recent as 2013 the DNC was essentially bankrupt.
It is also somewhat strange that with Hillary struggling as much as she is with the many controversies surrounding her campaign, that the DNC wants to limit stage time for the other candidates that could overtake her. It’s not as if she is the overwhelming favorite against Republicans either. She is trailing in several swing state polls to candidates like Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, John Kasich and Donald Trump.
O’Malley’s frustration is understandable and it’s hard to believe the DNC is confident in Hillary Clinton when the polls show the American people of both parties aren’t. The FBI appears to have a few thoughts on the matter as well.