Sanders Camp: “It’s Like Someone Planned The Low Amount Of Viewers For Debate”

Figures released on Monday showed 6.7 million viewers watched the Democrats’ debate last Saturday night in Manchester, New Hampshire. The last Republican debate a few days earlier drew 11 million more viewers.

The low viewership for the New Hampshire debate on the Saturday before Christmas was not surprising. It’s like someone planned it that way.

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“We are missing a golden opportunity to contrast our ideas to the right-wing extremism of the Republican Party. This is unfortunate and a blown opportunity by the leadership of the Democratic National Committee,” said Michael Briggs, Sanders’ spokesman.

For the record, the Sanders campaign was not consulted by the DNC before it announced the debate schedule. Soon thereafter, the senator sent a letter to the DNC urging more debates.

The senator believes debates generate more interest in the democratic process, that more viewers would turn into more voters and that when there are more voters Democrats win.

G.A. Casebeer

4 thoughts on “Sanders Camp: “It’s Like Someone Planned The Low Amount Of Viewers For Debate”

  • December 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

    The question is: Who planned the timing of this debate? The DNC was the sponsor. DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schutz has taken credit and received criticism for her involvement in limiting the number of debates as well as for denying access to the Sanders campaign’s own VAN data. Did Debbie Wasserman Scultz have anything whatsoever to do with selecting the dates for debates? If so, there seems to be a disturbing pattern of deliberate favoritism on her part for Hillary Clinton, a form of malfeasance that is simply unacceptable in a party official that could be a legal basis for removal from her office. There are already online petitions to remove Debbie Wasserman Schultz and/or compel her resignation on a growing number of websites that include: The White House; MoveOn; DailyKos and – just to name a few. What is the Democratic Party to do when it is controlled by a partisan faction who are brazen enough to impose favoritism on the presidential nomination process?

  • December 24, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    The DNC under DWS is not listening or responding to the tens of thousands of complaints from Bernie’s and Martin’s supporters. This is not Democratic. Therefore this person’s protest action is to consider myself Independent as long as DWS is chair. I have ‘unsubscribed’ to all those Democrats in state and local campaigns that I was following and supporting and I told them why. I cannot support a corrupt party. I will still vote for Bernie2016, but no one else. Maybe if more people did that, the state and local politicians would support Bernie and Martin’s call for a fair and democratic process.

  • December 24, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Does DWS and the DNC not realize that, because the behaviors of both Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Committee smell of rotten politics, millions of Democrats will write in the name of Sanders when they go to the polls, if Clinton and the DNC steal the nomination? The millions of contributors to the Sanders Campaign poses such a threat, since those who support the Senator from Vermont want clean politics at home and in Washington. Idealistic? Of course, it is. But this is America where anything could happen: bad and good. Right now the only candidate with a clean reputation for honesty and accountability is Sanders.

  • December 30, 2015 at 6:47 am

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