Question: How does a democrat presidential candidate conclude that he is a total loser and doesn’t have a chance in hell of being the nominee? Simple – make a request of the number cable news network in the nation to conduct an on-air Town Hall. And then be summarily dismissed by said network, when every other candidate is being accepted.
from the Daily Caller:
FOX NEWS REPORTEDLY TURNED DOWN SWALWELL TOWN HALL REQUEST
Democratic California Rep. and presidential candidate Eric Swalwell reportedly wanted to participate in a town hall event on Fox News, but the network rebuffed his request.
“I would absolutely do a Fox town hall,” Swalwell said to CNN on Wednesday. “But they told us we can’t have one which is a little bit confusing to us because they have given them to people who are polling at the same place as us.”
CNN also reported that Swalwell found the network’s rejection to be “frustrating” because Fox News is “bemoaning that the Democrats won’t do the debates.”
Four candidates either already appeared in a town hall on Fox News or are scheduled to participate in one. Thus far, Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar have already hosted a town hall on the network. The ratings for Sanders’ appearance ranks first among presidential town halls this election cycle on any of the cable networks, while Klobuchar comes in at third.
According to the most recent Morning Consult poll, Sanders had 19%, Buttigieg 6%, Klobuchar 2%, and Gillibrand 1%. Swalwell comes in tied with Gillibrand, with 1%, proving his point that the network has scheduled a town hall for a candidate who is polling with the same support as he is. Gillibrand, however, has served two terms in the House and two in the Senate; Swalwell has only served in the House.