Actually, Smoke-Filled Rooms Are Good

Actually, Smoke-Filled Rooms Are Good

Congresswoman and Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) has accused the Democratic National Committee of rigging the nomination process against her. The basis for the claim is that she will not be included in the next primary debate, even though she has over 2 percent support (the DNC's chosen threshold) in several polls. However, none of those polls were included in the list the DNC selected before the primary. She needed to poll at least 2 percent in four of those 21 pre-selected polls, but reached that threshold in only two of them.

As Nicholas Grossman explained in Arc, the problem with Gabbard's flailing campaign is not that the DNC is rigging the game against her. It's that voters just aren't that interested in her brand of politics.

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