Some lower tier Democrat candidates that have no chance of winning have resorted to begging their followers on Facebook for $1 after the Democratic National Committee (DNCC) announced its plans to limit participants for the third and fourth debates to candidates that reach a 130,000 unique donor threshold.
Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro are just some of the lower tier candidates that are hoping supporters can find some spare change in the couch to donate. They want to stay in the race longer so they can get a better book deal or cable news gig (see my previous article that explains what I’m talking about).
The problem with the Facebook ads the candidates are purchasing is that they’re having to spend money and lots of it, to get their message out to voters that they need a $1.
If you’re spending $100,000s of dollars on ads to get 130,000 donations, the math doesn’t add up, and you don’t have to be a math whiz or the winner of Jeopardy (he finally lost!) to figure this out. The more money they need, the more money they have to spend. It’s a losing battle.
I think it’s a good idea and about time the DNCC whittled down the candidates. There are too many, and I’m ready to see which candidate (Biden) gets the honor of coming in second place after Trump wins reelection.
Chad Whittle, Ph.D. holds a doctoral degree in mass communication and is the host of A Whittle Bit of Commentary. Subscribe today to his podcast on Apple Podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Google Play. Read his daily column at ChadWhittle.com and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.