Rachel Maddow’s career is in a free fall.
Maddow’s ratings continue to sink as viewers abandon her after Maddow’s lies about Russian collusion blew up in her face.
But Rachel Maddow just got this new job that took everyone by surprise.
The Democratic primary for president is shaping up to be the most chaotic political event of the ages.
With over 20 candidates in the field, it’s still anyone’s race to see who will eventually emerge to take on President Trump in the November 2020 election.
But while the candidates scramble for name ID, money, and attention, work is well underway for the debate schedule the Democratic Party plans to hold.
And new details are emerging over who will be on the first debate stage, as well as who will be moderating the debate.
Breitbart reports, “NBC has announced the moderators for the first two Democrat presidential primary debates, which are set to take place in Miami, Florida, on June 26–27.
The network released the list of five moderators– all notable NBC and MSNBC personalities– Tuesday morning. It includes Today’s Savannah Guthrie, NBC Nightly News’ Lester Holt, Meet the Press‘ Chuck Todd, The Rachel Maddow Show’s Rachel Maddow, and NBC Nightly News Saturday’s José Diaz-Balart.”
The Democratic Party is apparently going to let Rachel Maddow moderate their debates.
This isn’t completely unsurprising given how far to the left the party has moved in recent years.
But the decision to ban Fox News from the lineup while placing political hacks like Maddow in their place signals a new direction for the party.
The criteria to enter the debate are also among the most convoluted in history.
Breitbart also reports, “According to reports, Holt will moderate the entire time both nights. Guthrie and Diaz-Balart will moderate with him for the first hour and switch out with Maddow and Todd for the second hour.
While there are 24 candidates vying for the nomination, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) stated that it would not allow more than 20 candidates to participate. In order to qualify for the debates, candidates must poll over one percent in three polls approved by the DNC or reach 65,000 donors, with 200 donors in 20 different states, at least.”
This could lead to over a dozen candidates on the first few debate stages, though the Democratic Party is reportedly working to constrain the debate criteria for future events.
This means that many candidates are hoping to have a breakout moment where they can climb up in the polls and remain on the stage for future debates.
And with Maddow being the moderator, the stage is set for one of the most unusual primary debates of all time.
The first debate will feature a split lineup due to the sheer size of the Democratic primary field, though it’s unclear whether that will continue into the future debates.
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