Kirsten Gillibrand and other candidates are essentially being driven out of the running by Democratic leaders.
And that's not necessarily a bad thing.
The field is too swollen, leading to overcrowded debates and dullnesses leading the message of all but the few top contenders. A party would be insane if it did not try to win the competition for those who actually have a chance to win the nomination.
Gillibrand said she would break off because she would not have made the cut for the single next month's ABC debate in Houston. Losing this visibility makes a viable candidacy almost impossible.
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As former DNC official Mo Elleithee, an employee of Fox News, the New York Times said:
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Some of the candidates beyond the ten candidates standing on the Houston stage complain that the Democratic Party becomes credible politicians before they have the chance to gain a foothold in Iowa or New Hampshire. However, if you lag behind Andrew Yang (who made the cut) after a few months, you will not be able to move fast.
Some people from both parties run as a brand exercise to get a bookstore or cable gig, knowing that they have no real chance of winning. See how many profiles of Marianne Williamson have read you.
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Gillibrand is a reigning senator who hoped she could catch fire by putting women's issues high on her agenda. It did not work. The New York legislature never broke the static charge.
Some, like Rachel Maddow, hailed their mere presence in the race, along with that of Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and the other contestants, as a gender-based breakthrough. And it's good that a single woman does not have to carry that burden anymore.
However, Gillibrand herself blamed sexism for her low ratings and several months ago told CNN, "I think people are generally biased against women."
How can we explain Warren's rise in polls? Gillibrand also said in this interview that there is bias against "younger women".
Washington Post Magazine recently assessed its difficult candidacy, headlined: "In 2019, it's unforgivable for a presidential candidate to get bored." I'm not saying that Gillibrand was deadly boring, but she never had a moment, on the stump, or in the first two debates, in which she said something remarkable or controversial enough to get voters to come up with something more precise Look at it. I mean, she's never gotten a Trump nickname even though he teased sarcastically about her exit.
The post piece put it this way: "Perhaps their recalibration of arms and immigration is often framed as pandering, perhaps because their role in the resignation of Al Franken is unfavorable to the Democrats and Maybe it's Sexism: The cautious, methodical journey to presidency seems to be a natural expression of ambition for the charismatics sweating under the Oxfords under stadium lights, but they somehow feel compelled to go down with a blowout
Maybe, but look how Pete Buttigieg managed to catapult himself into serious confrontation with a series of provocative interviews and speeches – when you think of the woman who first joined the Hillary Senate Clinton, you can not think of any personal quality, not a problem that comes with her crusade against sexual goes stigung, and that was not enough.
Now that the DNC forcibly reduces the number of members voters and media can focus more on those who could actually win the nomination. Gillibrand told The Times that a contestant would be "exciting and inspiring," but did not rule out supporting anyone who could beat Donald Trump.