Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard qualified for the debate stage in October after polling at 2% or higher in 4 DNC approved polls and earning donations from over 130,000 people.
Gabbard did not qualify for September’s debate despite making her presence felt on the debate stage in July. She obliterated Sen. Kamala Harris in the debate and was the most googled candidate during that debate. Because of this, it surprised many when she did not qualify for the September debate.
Gabbard did qualify for the October debate stage despite the criteria for qualification being raised. Rep. Gabbard criticized the criteria to qualify even though she qualified when she said, “there’s been a lack of transparency in that whole process about which polls are selected, which aren’t, which they’re seeing as qualifying, which ones are actually polling.”
The congresswoman from Hawaii is now the 12th presidential candidate that will be on the debate stage in October. She will also be the last to qualify as other candidates do not look like they will meet the criteria by the October 1st deadline.
While most far-left voters are leaning toward Sanders and Warren, left-leaning independents love the idea of having Rep. Tulsi Gabbard as president of this nation. She still has the liberal view on free healthcare and college, while adding the Libertarian perspective on immigration. However, most Democrats do not think she is far enough left, which is likely why she is not polling very high at all.
After owning the debate stage in July, Gabbard will take the stage again, hoping to increase her chances of being the 46th president of the United States of America.