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>>> WELCOME BACK.>>> WELCOME BACK. TO SOMETHING DIFFERENT, OURTO SOMETHING DIFFERENT, OUR SPECIAL REPORT ON DEVELOPMENTSPECIAL REPORT ON DEVELOPMENT THAT’S COULD SHAPE WHO IS THETHAT’S COULD SHAPE WHO IS THE ULTIMATE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE TOULTIMATE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE TO RUN AGAINST TRUMP.RUN AGAINST TRUMP. HOW MUCH PEOPLE HAVE BEENHOW MUCH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN RUNNING FOR THIS DEMOCRATICRUNNING FOR THIS DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION?PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION? ABOUT 28, IF YOU COUNT THEM ALLABOUT 28, IF YOU COUNT THEM ALL UP.UP. IT DOES FEEL LIKE THE NUMBER OFIT DOES FEEL LIKE THE NUMBER OF CONTENDERS IS FEWER.CONTENDERS IS FEWER. THAT’S BECAUSE EVEN BEFORE THETHAT’S BECAUSE EVEN BEFORE THE FIRST VOTES HAVE STARTED BEINGFIRST VOTES HAVE STARTED BEING CAST, VOTERS OFTEN SEE THE REALCAST, VOTERS OFTEN SEE THE REAL CONTENDER CANDIDATES AS THOSECONTENDER CANDIDATES AS THOSE WHO MAKE THE DEBATE STAGE.WHO MAKE THE DEBATE STAGE. THAT MAKES ESSENTIAL.THAT MAKES ESSENTIAL. IF YOU’RE NOT TOP SEVEN IN LASTIF YOU’RE NOT TOP SEVEN IN LAST BEING’S DEBATE, HOW SERIOUSLYBEING’S DEBATE, HOW SERIOUSLY SHOULD VOTERS TAKE YOU?SHOULD VOTERS TAKE YOU? THAT NUMBER HAS JUST FALLEN TOTHAT NUMBER HAS JUST FALLEN TO SIX SINCE FRIDAY WITH ANDREWSIX SINCE FRIDAY WITH ANDREW YANG DROPPING OUT.YANG DROPPING OUT. EVEN IF YOU’RE PRETTY WELL KNOWNEVEN IF YOU’RE PRETTY WELL KNOWN OR HAVE A LOT OF MONEY, THEOR HAVE A LOT OF MONEY, THE DEBATE STAGE CAN MAKE A BIGDEBATE STAGE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE.DIFFERENCE. BILLIONAIRE THE ROSS PEROT SAIDBILLIONAIRE THE ROSS PEROT SAID HE DIDN’T THINK IT MADE AHE DIDN’T THINK IT MADE A DIFFERENCE BUT IT MADE ALL THEDIFFERENCE BUT IT MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE FOR HIS INSURGENTDIFFERENCE FOR HIS INSURGENT CAMPAIGN.CAMPAIGN. >> DO YOU THINK YOU’LL BE>> DO YOU THINK YOU’LL BE INCLUDED IN THE DEBATES?INCLUDED IN THE DEBATES? >> I COULD CARE LESS.>> I COULD CARE LESS. >> WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN.>> WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN. >> I WOULD LOVE TO OF THE.>> I WOULD LOVE TO OF THE. >> ROSS PEROT HAS BEEN INVITED>> ROSS PEROT HAS BEEN INVITED TO JOIN IN.TO JOIN IN. >> WHY SHOULD YOU BE IN THE>> WHY SHOULD YOU BE IN THE DEBATE IF YOU’RE RUNNING ONLY 5%DEBATE IF YOU’RE RUNNING ONLY 5% OF THE POLLS?OF THE POLLS? >> BECAUSE WE MET ALL THE>> BECAUSE WE MET ALL THE OBJECTIVE CRITERIA OF THE DEBATEOBJECTIVE CRITERIA OF THE DEBATE COMMISSION.COMMISSION. WE WERE IN THE CAMPAIGN LASTWE WERE IN THE CAMPAIGN LAST TIME AND WE WERE INCLUDED IN THETIME AND WE WERE INCLUDED IN THE DEBATES.DEBATES. >> SO WHAT MAKES THE OBJECTIVE>> SO WHAT MAKES THE OBJECTIVE CRITERIA?CRITERIA? IN THE PRIMARIES, THE PARTYIN THE PRIMARIES, THE PARTY DECIDES.DECIDES. SO WHILE DIFFERENT MEDIA OUTLETSSO WHILE DIFFERENT MEDIA OUTLETS ROTATE IN BROADCASTING THESEROTATE IN BROADCASTING THESE DEBATES, IT IS TONIGHTDEBATES, IT IS TONIGHT DEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT SETS THEDEMOCRATIC PARTY THAT SETS THE CRITERIA FOR WHO IS IN THEM.CRITERIA FOR WHO IS IN THEM. THESE CAN BE MAKE OR BREAK.THESE CAN BE MAKE OR BREAK. THIS CYCLE, THE DNC MADE RULES,THIS CYCLE, THE DNC MADE RULES, THE CANDIDATES MUST MEET ATHE CANDIDATES MUST MEET A POLLING THRESHOLD OR DRAWPOLLING THRESHOLD OR DRAW GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING FROMGRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING FROM 65,000 PEOPLE.65,000 PEOPLE. NOW, WHY MAKE THOSE DONATIONS ANOW, WHY MAKE THOSE DONATIONS A REQUIREMENT AT ALL?REQUIREMENT AT ALL? THE DNC CHAIRMAN SAID LAST YEAR,THE DNC CHAIRMAN SAID LAST YEAR, THE REQUIREMENT TESTS CANDIDATESTHE REQUIREMENT TESTS CANDIDATES ON PROVING THEIR NATIONAL APPEALON PROVING THEIR NATIONAL APPEAL AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE WHOAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE THE NATIONAL NAMEDON’T HAVE THE NATIONAL NAME I.D. TO GET ON THE DEBATE STAGE.I.D. TO GET ON THE DEBATE STAGE. HE WENT ON, IF YOU WANT TO WINHE WENT ON, IF YOU WANT TO WIN THE PRESIDENCY, YOU HAVE TOTHE PRESIDENCY, YOU HAVE TO CONNECT WITH GRASSROOTS AMERICA.CONNECT WITH GRASSROOTS AMERICA. HERE IS HOW PEREZ PITCHED IT.HERE IS HOW PEREZ PITCHED IT. >> 18 MONTHS OUT FROM AN>> 18 MONTHS OUT FROM AN ELECTION, IF THE ONLY PATH WAYELECTION, IF THE ONLY PATH WAY TO A DEBATE STAGE IS POLLING, WETO A DEBATE STAGE IS POLLING, WE THOUGHT THAT WAS POTENTIALLYTHOUGHT THAT WAS POTENTIALLY UNFAIR.UNFAIR. SO I THINK THE GRASSROOTSSO I THINK THE GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING PATHWAY IS A VERYFUNDRAISING PATHWAY IS A VERY VIABLE PATHWAY.VIABLE PATHWAY. IT IS IMPORTANT TO EMPOWER THEIT IS IMPORTANT TO EMPOWER THE GRASSROOTS.GRASSROOTS. >> ALL RIGHT.>> ALL RIGHT. IT’S NOT LIKE MILLIONAIREIT’S NOT LIKE MILLIONAIRE BUNDLING HERE.BUNDLING HERE. WE KNOW IN THE PAST, CANDIDATESWE KNOW IN THE PAST, CANDIDATES LIKE BARACK OBAMA SHOWED EARLYLIKE BARACK OBAMA SHOWED EARLY ENTHUSIASM THOSE GRASSROOTS.ENTHUSIASM THOSE GRASSROOTS. SOME CANDIDATES DO BETTER THANSOME CANDIDATES DO BETTER THAN OTHERS UNDER THIS YEAR’S RULES.OTHERS UNDER THIS YEAR’S RULES. CORY BOOKER FOUND HIMSELF BOXEDCORY BOOKER FOUND HIMSELF BOXED OUT OF THE DEBATE BECAUSE HEOUT OF THE DEBATE BECAUSE HE COULDN’T MEET ALL THE DNCCOULDN’T MEET ALL THE DNC REQUIREMENTS.REQUIREMENTS. HIS CAMPAIGN ARGUED THOSEHIS CAMPAIGN ARGUED THOSE REQUIREMENTS HAD QUICKENED HIMREQUIREMENTS HAD QUICKENED HIM LEAVING THE RACE.LEAVING THE RACE. HAD THE CHILDREN PUSHED BACK OFHAD THE CHILDREN PUSHED BACK OF THE HE SAID HE WAS A FAN OFTHE HE SAID HE WAS A FAN OF BOOKER BUT THE FANS AREBOOKER BUT THE FANS ARE DISAPPOINTED BOOKER HASN’TDISAPPOINTED BOOKER HASN’T QUALIFIED, THEN WHEN THEYQUALIFIED, THEN WHEN THEY ANXIOUS THE PHONE TO POLLSTERS,ANXIOUS THE PHONE TO POLLSTERS, THEY NEED TO EXPRESS THEIRTHEY NEED TO EXPRESS THEIR PREFERENCE FOR CORY BOOKER.PREFERENCE FOR CORY BOOKER. AND WE KNOW PEOPLE OFTENAND WE KNOW PEOPLE OFTEN COMPLAIN MORE ABOUT THE RUSE ORCOMPLAIN MORE ABOUT THE RUSE OR THE CAUSE ON THE FEED.THE CAUSE ON THE FEED. HERE’S WHY I’M TELLING YOU ALLHERE’S WHY I’M TELLING YOU ALL THIS TONIGHT.THIS TONIGHT. THE STORY TONIGHT IS ABOUTTHE STORY TONIGHT IS ABOUT WHETHER IT IS FAIR FOR THEWHETHER IT IS FAIR FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO CHANGE THEDEMOCRATIC PARTY TO CHANGE THE RULES IN THE MIDDLE?RULES IN THE MIDDLE? BEFORE ANYONE DECIDES WHO THISBEFORE ANYONE DECIDES WHO THIS RULE CHANGE HELPS, WHO IT MIGHTRULE CHANGE HELPS, WHO IT MIGHT HURT.HURT. LET’S ANSWER THE QUESTION.LET’S ANSWER THE QUESTION. NO.NO. IT’S NOT FAIR TO CHANGE THEIT’S NOT FAIR TO CHANGE THE RULES IN THE MIDDLE.RULES IN THE MIDDLE. THAT WOULD BE TRUE IF IT WASTHAT WOULD BE TRUE IF IT WAS GOVERNMENT CHANGING THE VOTINGGOVERNMENT CHANGING THE VOTING LAWS IN THE MIDDLE OR EITHERLAWS IN THE MIDDLE OR EITHER POLITICAL PARTY OR ANY PARTY INPOLITICAL PARTY OR ANY PARTY IN THE MIDDLE OF A PRIMARY.THE MIDDLE OF A PRIMARY. AND I THINK THAT’S OBVIOUSLYAND I THINK THAT’S OBVIOUSLY PRETTY CLEAR FROM A POSITION OFPRETTY CLEAR FROM A POSITION OF FAIRNESS BUT BEFORE YOU GET TOFAIRNESS BUT BEFORE YOU GET TO THE CONCERNS ABOUT IOWA OR THETHE CONCERNS ABOUT IOWA OR THE 2016 PRIMARY OR ANYTHING ELSE.2016 PRIMARY OR ANYTHING ELSE. HERE WE ARE IN THE HEART OF THEHERE WE ARE IN THE HEART OF THE PRIMARY AFTER CAMPAIGNS BUILTPRIMARY AFTER CAMPAIGNS BUILT STRATEGIES, TRYING TO MAKE ITSTRATEGIES, TRYING TO MAKE IT UNDER THE RUSE.UNDER THE RUSE. AND PLENTY OF CANDIDATES HAVEAND PLENTY OF CANDIDATES HAVE DROPPED OUT NOW THAT THEY’VEDROPPED OUT NOW THAT THEY’VE MADE IT TO THE DEBATE STAGE THE.MADE IT TO THE DEBATE STAGE THE. THE NEW RULES SAY CANDIDATESTHE NEW RULES SAY CANDIDATES CANNOT, NOW MAKE THE DEBATECANNOT, NOW MAKE THE DEBATE STAGE BY MEETING THRESHOLDS FORSTAGE BY MEETING THRESHOLDS FOR DELEGATES OR POLLING.DELEGATES OR POLLING. NEW RULES.NEW RULES. MIDDLE OF THE GAME.MIDDLE OF THE GAME. NOW, DEMOCRATS WHO LOVE ONENOW, DEMOCRATS WHO LOVE ONE CANDIDATE MAY ONLY BE INTERESTEDCANDIDATE MAY ONLY BE INTERESTED IN HOW THAT AFFECTS THAT PERSON.IN HOW THAT AFFECTS THAT PERSON. THIS IS STILL POLITICS.THIS IS STILL POLITICS. TEAM SPORT.TEAM SPORT. WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR?WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR? I’M ALSO TELLING YOU, THIS IS AI’M ALSO TELLING YOU, THIS IS A LARGER DEMOCRACY QUESTION FOR ALARGER DEMOCRACY QUESTION FOR A DEMOCRATIC PARTY WHICH SAYS INDEMOCRATIC PARTY WHICH SAYS IN ITS PLATFORM, AND IT ISITS PLATFORM, AND IT IS CAMPAIGNING THIS YEAR, IT STANDSCAMPAIGNING THIS YEAR, IT STANDS FOR TRANSPARENCY AND VOTINGFOR TRANSPARENCY AND VOTING RIGHTS AND.RIGHTS AND. SO FAR FIVE QUALIFY FOR THE NEXTSO FAR FIVE QUALIFY FOR THE NEXT DEBATE.DEBATE. ONLY THREE HAVE PASSED THEONLY THREE HAVE PASSED THE POLLING REQUIREMENT.POLLING REQUIREMENT. BUT THE DNC IS OPENING THE LANEBUT THE DNC IS OPENING THE LANE FOR A SIXTH CANDIDATE.FOR A SIXTH CANDIDATE. AND HE IS A BIG ONE.AND HE IS A BIG ONE. FORMER NEW YORK GOVERNOR MIKEFORMER NEW YORK GOVERNOR MIKE BLOOMBERG.BLOOMBERG. UNDER THE ORIGINAL RULES, HEUNDER THE ORIGINAL RULES, HE WOULDN’T MAKE THIS DEBATE BUTWOULDN’T MAKE THIS DEBATE BUT NOW CO-MAKE FUTURE DEMOCRATICNOW CO-MAKE FUTURE DEMOCRATIC DEBATES.DEBATES. IT IS EARLY.IT IS EARLY. HE HASN’T YET QUALIFIED BUT HE’SHE HASN’T YET QUALIFIED BUT HE’S CLOSE.CLOSE. HE NEEDS ONE MORE POLL TO PUTHE NEEDS ONE MORE POLL TO PUT HIM AT 10ERS AND THE DNC IS NOWHIM AT 10ERS AND THE DNC IS NOW CATCHING FIRE.CATCHING FIRE. >> SO INSTEAD OF TRYING GET A>> SO INSTEAD OF TRYING GET A MORE DIVERSE GROUP OFMORE DIVERSE GROUP OF CANDIDATES, THEY CHANGED THECANDIDATES, THEY CHANGED THE RULES FOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG.RULES FOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG. THAT SEEMS TO ME TO BE WRONG.THAT SEEMS TO ME TO BE WRONG. >> THE DNC HOLDING THEIR OWN PRE>> THE DNC HOLDING THEIR OWN PRE PRIMARY PROCESS DECIDING WHICHPRIMARY PROCESS DECIDING WHICH CANDIDATES THEY WANT VOTERS TOCANDIDATES THEY WANT VOTERS TO HEAR FROM AND THEN CHANGING THEHEAR FROM AND THEN CHANGING THE RULES FOR BILLIONAIRE MICHAELRULES FOR BILLIONAIRE MICHAEL BLOOMBERG TO COME IN AND TAKEBLOOMBERG TO COME IN AND TAKE DEBATE STAGE.DEBATE STAGE. HE’S WORTH $55 BILLION.HE’S WORTH $55 BILLION. I GUESS IF YOU’RE WORTH $55I GUESS IF YOU’RE WORTH $55 BILLION, YOU CAN GET THE RUSEBILLION, YOU CAN GET THE RUSE CHANGED FOR A DEBATE.CHANGED FOR A DEBATE. >> SO HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW.>> SO HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW. THE DNC MADE DEBATE RULES ANDTHE DNC MADE DEBATE RULES AND STOOD BY THEM EVEN AS THEYSTOOD BY THEM EVEN AS THEY HELPED POTENTIALLY ELIMINATEHELPED POTENTIALLY ELIMINATE SOME OF THE TOP DEMOCRATICSOME OF THE TOP DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES.CANDIDATES. U.S. SENATORS.U.S. SENATORS. THE DNC SAID THE RUSE WERE FAIRTHE DNC SAID THE RUSE WERE FAIR BECAUSE THEY TESTED GRASSROOTSBECAUSE THEY TESTED GRASSROOTS SUPPORT.SUPPORT. THEN DNC CHANGED THE RULES MIDTHEN DNC CHANGED THE RULES MID STREAM IN A WAY THAT COULD ONLYSTREAM IN A WAY THAT COULD ONLY ADD ONE PERSON.ADD ONE PERSON. THE DONOR THRESHOLD WASTHE DONOR THRESHOLD WAS APPROPRIATE FOR THE OPENINGAPPROPRIATE FOR THE OPENING STAGES OF THE RACE WHEN THERESTAGES OF THE RACE WHEN THERE WERE NO METRICS AVAILABLEWERE NO METRICS AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF POLLING TOOUTSIDE OF POLLING TO DISTINGUISH THOSE HE MAKINGDISTINGUISH THOSE HE MAKING PROGRESS FROM THOSE WHO WEREPROGRESS FROM THOSE WHO WERE NOT.NOT. BUT IF THAT WAS THE WHOLE STORY,BUT IF THAT WAS THE WHOLE STORY, THEY COULD HAVE FACTOR THAT HADTHEY COULD HAVE FACTOR THAT HAD INTO THE ORIGINAL RULES.INTO THE ORIGINAL RULES. IT IS HARD TO SEE WHY POSTGAMEIT IS HARD TO SEE WHY POSTGAME SHOULD COUNT MORE NOW THAN ITSHOULD COUNT MORE NOW THAN IT DID BEFORE.DID BEFORE. I TONIGHT TO BE FAIR.I TONIGHT TO BE FAIR. I’VE HEARD FROM OPERATIVES THATI’VE HEARD FROM OPERATIVES THAT SAYSAY SAY, WE’VE HEARD FROM OTHERSAY, WE’VE HEARD FROM OTHER OPERATIVE WHO’S SAY IF MICHAELOPERATIVE WHO’S SAY IF MICHAEL BLOOMBERG WANTS TO WIN THE PARTYBLOOMBERG WANTS TO WIN THE PARTY NO, MA’AM ADMINISTRATION, HE HASNO, MA’AM ADMINISTRATION, HE HAS TO BE ON THAT DEBATE STAGE TO BETO BE ON THAT DEBATE STAGE TO BE SEEN AS FINALIST FOR IT TO HELPSEEN AS FINALIST FOR IT TO HELP HIM.HIM. EITHER WAY, WE ARE LIVINGEITHER WAY, WE ARE LIVING THROUGH A TIME WHEN OURTHROUGH A TIME WHEN OUR DEMOCRACY IS BEING TESD.DEMOCRACY IS BEING TESD. NO VETTING FOR FAIR KNOW.NO VETTING FOR FAIR KNOW. AS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC CHERYL.AS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC CHERYL. IS IT FAIR?IS IT FAIR? THE IS IT FAIR TO CHANGE THETHE IS IT FAIR TO CHANGE THE RULES MID STREAM SOME JUST ASKRULES MID STREAM SOME JUST ASK TOM.TOM. >> WE MADE THE RUSE.>> WE MADE THE RUSE. THEY’RE VERY TRANSPARENT AND

Dem Party Chair Changes 2020 Rules 'Midstream' After Saying 'We Can't Change The Rules Midstream'

This year’s candidate debates could shape who Democrats pick as a nominee to run against Donald Trump, and now the party is changing some of the rules for who can be in the debates in the middle of the process, drawing criticism from candidates including Sen. Bernie Sanders and Tom Steyer. In this Special Report, MSNBC’s Ari Melber charts the role of debates, the controversial new DNC rule change, the impact on candidates including Mike Bloomberg, and how the DNC’s shift conflicts with statements the party chair Tom Perez made as recently as January, when he said, “we made the rules, they were very transparent, they're very inclusive, and we can't change the rules midstream.” (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 02/13/20. » Subscribe to MSNBC: on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more. Connect with MSNBC Online Visit msnbc.com: on.msnbc.com/Readmsnbc Subscribe to MSNBC Newsletter: MSNBC.com/NewslettersYouTube Find MSNBC on Facebook: on.msnbc.com/Likemsnbc Follow MSNBC on Twitter: on.msnbc.com/Followmsnbc Follow MSNBC on Instagram: on.msnbc.com/Instamsnbc Dem Party Chair Changes 2020 Rules 'Midstream' After Saying 'We Can't Change The Rules Midstream'
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< start="7.008" dur="1.166">>>> WELCOME BACK. TO SOMETHING DIFFERENT, OUR>

< start="8.175" dur="1.501">TO SOMETHING DIFFERENT, OUR SPECIAL REPORT ON DEVELOPMENT>

< start="9.677" dur="1.968">SPECIAL REPORT ON DEVELOPMENT THAT’S COULD SHAPE WHO IS THE>

< start="11.679" dur="1.5">THAT’S COULD SHAPE WHO IS THE ULTIMATE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE TO>

< start="13.214" dur="1.3">ULTIMATE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE TO RUN AGAINST TRUMP.>

< start="14.549" dur="1">RUN AGAINST TRUMP. HOW MUCH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN>

< start="15.55" dur="1.634">HOW MUCH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN RUNNING FOR THIS DEMOCRATIC>

< start="17.185" dur="1.9">RUNNING FOR THIS DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION?>

< start="19.087" dur="2.501">PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION? ABOUT 28, IF YOU COUNT THEM ALL>

< start="21.589" dur="0.399">ABOUT 28, IF YOU COUNT THEM ALL UP.>

< start="21.989" dur="2.202">UP. IT DOES FEEL LIKE THE NUMBER OF>

< start="24.225" dur="0.766">IT DOES FEEL LIKE THE NUMBER OF CONTENDERS IS FEWER.>

< start="24.993" dur="1.299">CONTENDERS IS FEWER. THAT’S BECAUSE EVEN BEFORE THE>

< start="26.294" dur="1.901">THAT’S BECAUSE EVEN BEFORE THE FIRST VOTES HAVE STARTED BEING>

< start="28.196" dur="2.301">FIRST VOTES HAVE STARTED BEING CAST, VOTERS OFTEN SEE THE REAL>

< start="30.498" dur="1.667">CAST, VOTERS OFTEN SEE THE REAL CONTENDER CANDIDATES AS THOSE>

< start="32.2" dur="1.5">CONTENDER CANDIDATES AS THOSE WHO MAKE THE DEBATE STAGE.>

< start="33.735" dur="0.899">WHO MAKE THE DEBATE STAGE. THAT MAKES ESSENTIAL.>

< start="34.669" dur="2.535">THAT MAKES ESSENTIAL. IF YOU’RE NOT TOP SEVEN IN LAST>

< start="37.205" dur="2.067">IF YOU’RE NOT TOP SEVEN IN LAST BEING’S DEBATE, HOW SERIOUSLY>

< start="39.274" dur="2.134">BEING’S DEBATE, HOW SERIOUSLY SHOULD VOTERS TAKE YOU?>

< start="41.442" dur="2.468">SHOULD VOTERS TAKE YOU? THAT NUMBER HAS JUST FALLEN TO>

< start="43.912" dur="1.8">THAT NUMBER HAS JUST FALLEN TO SIX SINCE FRIDAY WITH ANDREW>

< start="45.713" dur="0.833">SIX SINCE FRIDAY WITH ANDREW YANG DROPPING OUT.>

< start="46.581" dur="2.835">YANG DROPPING OUT. EVEN IF YOU’RE PRETTY WELL KNOWN>

< start="49.417" dur="1.267">EVEN IF YOU’RE PRETTY WELL KNOWN OR HAVE A LOT OF MONEY, THE>

< start="50.685" dur="2.535">OR HAVE A LOT OF MONEY, THE DEBATE STAGE CAN MAKE A BIG>

< start="53.221" dur="2.001">DEBATE STAGE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE.>

< start="55.256" dur="1.968">DIFFERENCE. BILLIONAIRE THE ROSS PEROT SAID>

< start="57.225" dur="1.367">BILLIONAIRE THE ROSS PEROT SAID HE DIDN’T THINK IT MADE A>

< start="58.626" dur="2.202">HE DIDN’T THINK IT MADE A DIFFERENCE BUT IT MADE ALL THE>

< start="60.862" dur="1.701">DIFFERENCE BUT IT MADE ALL THE DIFFERENCE FOR HIS INSURGENT>

< start="62.597" dur="0.333">DIFFERENCE FOR HIS INSURGENT CAMPAIGN.>

< start="62.964" dur="1.067">CAMPAIGN. >> DO YOU THINK YOU’LL BE>

< start="64.032" dur="2.268">>> DO YOU THINK YOU’LL BE INCLUDED IN THE DEBATES?>

< start="66.334" dur="2.401">INCLUDED IN THE DEBATES? >> I COULD CARE LESS.>

< start="68.737" dur="2.501">>> I COULD CARE LESS. >> WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN.>

< start="71.273" dur="1.567">>> WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN. >> I WOULD LOVE TO OF THE.>

< start="72.841" dur="2.535">>> I WOULD LOVE TO OF THE. >> ROSS PEROT HAS BEEN INVITED>

< start="75.41" dur="0.9">>> ROSS PEROT HAS BEEN INVITED TO JOIN IN.>

< start="76.311" dur="1.434">TO JOIN IN. >> WHY SHOULD YOU BE IN THE>

< start="77.746" dur="2.167">>> WHY SHOULD YOU BE IN THE DEBATE IF YOU’RE RUNNING ONLY 5%>

< start="79.915" dur="0.732">DEBATE IF YOU’RE RUNNING ONLY 5% OF THE POLLS?>

< start="80.649" dur="1.867">OF THE POLLS? >> BECAUSE WE MET ALL THE>

< start="82.518" dur="2.434">>> BECAUSE WE MET ALL THE OBJECTIVE CRITERIA OF THE DEBATE>

< start="84.986" dur="0.366">OBJECTIVE CRITERIA OF THE DEBATE COMMISSION.>

< start="85.353" dur="0.867">COMMISSION. WE WERE IN THE CAMPAIGN LAST>

< start="86.254" dur="1.801">WE WERE IN THE CAMPAIGN LAST TIME AND WE WERE INCLUDED IN THE>

< start="88.089" dur="0.3">TIME AND WE WERE INCLUDED IN THE DEBATES.>

< start="88.423" dur="3.236">DEBATES. >> SO WHAT MAKES THE OBJECTIVE>

< start="91.693" dur="0.333">>> SO WHAT MAKES THE OBJECTIVE CRITERIA?>

< start="92.06" dur="1.801">CRITERIA? IN THE PRIMARIES, THE PARTY>

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< start="94.196" dur="1.967">DECIDES. SO WHILE DIFFERENT MEDIA OUTLETS>

< start="96.164" dur="2.668">SO WHILE DIFFERENT MEDIA OUTLETS ROTATE IN BROADCASTING THESE>

< start="98.867" dur="1">ROTATE IN BROADCASTING THESE DEBATES, IT IS TONIGHT>

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< start="103.338" dur="1.234">CRITERIA FOR WHO IS IN THEM. THESE CAN BE MAKE OR BREAK.>

< start="104.573" dur="4.47">THESE CAN BE MAKE OR BREAK. THIS CYCLE, THE DNC MADE RULES,>

< start="109.044" dur="2.335">THIS CYCLE, THE DNC MADE RULES, THE CANDIDATES MUST MEET A>

< start="111.413" dur="1.801">THE CANDIDATES MUST MEET A POLLING THRESHOLD OR DRAW>

< start="113.248" dur="1.2">POLLING THRESHOLD OR DRAW GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING FROM>

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< start="115.45" dur="2.034">65,000 PEOPLE. NOW, WHY MAKE THOSE DONATIONS A>

< start="117.486" dur="0.9">NOW, WHY MAKE THOSE DONATIONS A REQUIREMENT AT ALL?>

< start="118.42" dur="3.503">REQUIREMENT AT ALL? THE DNC CHAIRMAN SAID LAST YEAR,>

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< start="123.292" dur="1.567">THE REQUIREMENT TESTS CANDIDATES ON PROVING THEIR NATIONAL APPEAL>

< start="124.86" dur="1.4">ON PROVING THEIR NATIONAL APPEAL AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE WHO>

< start="126.261" dur="1.734">AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE THE NATIONAL NAME>

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< start="131.032" dur="1.601">I.D. TO GET ON THE DEBATE STAGE. HE WENT ON, IF YOU WANT TO WIN>

< start="132.668" dur="1.734">HE WENT ON, IF YOU WANT TO WIN THE PRESIDENCY, YOU HAVE TO>

< start="134.436" dur="1.534">THE PRESIDENCY, YOU HAVE TO CONNECT WITH GRASSROOTS AMERICA.>

< start="136.004" dur="2.202">CONNECT WITH GRASSROOTS AMERICA. HERE IS HOW PEREZ PITCHED IT.>

< start="138.24" dur="1.801">HERE IS HOW PEREZ PITCHED IT. >> 18 MONTHS OUT FROM AN>

< start="140.075" dur="2.535">>> 18 MONTHS OUT FROM AN ELECTION, IF THE ONLY PATH WAY>

< start="142.611" dur="3.503">ELECTION, IF THE ONLY PATH WAY TO A DEBATE STAGE IS POLLING, WE>

< start="146.148" dur="1.567">TO A DEBATE STAGE IS POLLING, WE THOUGHT THAT WAS POTENTIALLY>

< start="147.717" dur="0.332">THOUGHT THAT WAS POTENTIALLY UNFAIR.>

< start="148.083" dur="4.637">UNFAIR. SO I THINK THE GRASSROOTS>

< start="152.721" dur="2.568">SO I THINK THE GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING PATHWAY IS A VERY>

< start="155.291" dur="2.635">FUNDRAISING PATHWAY IS A VERY VIABLE PATHWAY.>

< start="157.927" dur="5.771">VIABLE PATHWAY. IT IS IMPORTANT TO EMPOWER THE>

< start="163.699" dur="0.399">IT IS IMPORTANT TO EMPOWER THE GRASSROOTS.>

< start="164.099" dur="0.833">GRASSROOTS. >> ALL RIGHT.>

< start="164.934" dur="1.6">>> ALL RIGHT. IT’S NOT LIKE MILLIONAIRE>

< start="166.536" dur="0.565">IT’S NOT LIKE MILLIONAIRE BUNDLING HERE.>

< start="167.102" dur="1.4">BUNDLING HERE. WE KNOW IN THE PAST, CANDIDATES>

< start="168.504" dur="3.235">WE KNOW IN THE PAST, CANDIDATES LIKE BARACK OBAMA SHOWED EARLY>

< start="171.741" dur="1.466">LIKE BARACK OBAMA SHOWED EARLY ENTHUSIASM THOSE GRASSROOTS.>

< start="173.209" dur="1.934">ENTHUSIASM THOSE GRASSROOTS. SOME CANDIDATES DO BETTER THAN>

< start="175.178" dur="3.836">SOME CANDIDATES DO BETTER THAN OTHERS UNDER THIS YEAR’S RULES.>

< start="179.048" dur="1.467">OTHERS UNDER THIS YEAR’S RULES. CORY BOOKER FOUND HIMSELF BOXED>

< start="180.516" dur="1.634">CORY BOOKER FOUND HIMSELF BOXED OUT OF THE DEBATE BECAUSE HE>

< start="182.151" dur="1.968">OUT OF THE DEBATE BECAUSE HE COULDN’T MEET ALL THE DNC>

< start="184.12" dur="0.432">COULDN’T MEET ALL THE DNC REQUIREMENTS.>

< start="184.554" dur="2.801">REQUIREMENTS. HIS CAMPAIGN ARGUED THOSE>

< start="187.389" dur="1.901">HIS CAMPAIGN ARGUED THOSE REQUIREMENTS HAD QUICKENED HIM>

< start="189.325" dur="1.334">REQUIREMENTS HAD QUICKENED HIM LEAVING THE RACE.>

< start="190.66" dur="1.5">LEAVING THE RACE. HAD THE CHILDREN PUSHED BACK OF>

< start="192.195" dur="1.333">HAD THE CHILDREN PUSHED BACK OF THE HE SAID HE WAS A FAN OF>

< start="193.562" dur="2.068">THE HE SAID HE WAS A FAN OF BOOKER BUT THE FANS ARE>

< start="195.631" dur="1.3">BOOKER BUT THE FANS ARE DISAPPOINTED BOOKER HASN’T>

< start="196.933" dur="2.434">DISAPPOINTED BOOKER HASN’T QUALIFIED, THEN WHEN THEY>

< start="199.369" dur="2.601">QUALIFIED, THEN WHEN THEY ANXIOUS THE PHONE TO POLLSTERS,>

< start="201.971" dur="2.501">ANXIOUS THE PHONE TO POLLSTERS, THEY NEED TO EXPRESS THEIR>

< start="204.474" dur="1.9">THEY NEED TO EXPRESS THEIR PREFERENCE FOR CORY BOOKER.>

< start="206.408" dur="1.067">PREFERENCE FOR CORY BOOKER. AND WE KNOW PEOPLE OFTEN>

< start="207.477" dur="1.767">AND WE KNOW PEOPLE OFTEN COMPLAIN MORE ABOUT THE RUSE OR>

< start="209.278" dur="1.501">COMPLAIN MORE ABOUT THE RUSE OR THE CAUSE ON THE FEED.>

< start="210.78" dur="2.802">THE CAUSE ON THE FEED. HERE’S WHY I’M TELLING YOU ALL>

< start="213.583" dur="3.102">HERE’S WHY I’M TELLING YOU ALL THIS TONIGHT.>

< start="216.719" dur="1.567">THIS TONIGHT. THE STORY TONIGHT IS ABOUT>

< start="218.288" dur="4.202">THE STORY TONIGHT IS ABOUT WHETHER IT IS FAIR FOR THE>

< start="222.492" dur="2.768">WHETHER IT IS FAIR FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO CHANGE THE>

< start="225.294" dur="1.401">DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO CHANGE THE RULES IN THE MIDDLE?>

< start="226.729" dur="1.634">RULES IN THE MIDDLE? BEFORE ANYONE DECIDES WHO THIS>

< start="228.398" dur="2.101">BEFORE ANYONE DECIDES WHO THIS RULE CHANGE HELPS, WHO IT MIGHT>

< start="230.5" dur="0.299">RULE CHANGE HELPS, WHO IT MIGHT HURT.>

< start="230.8" dur="1.801">HURT. LET’S ANSWER THE QUESTION.>

< start="232.602" dur="0.266">LET’S ANSWER THE QUESTION. NO.>

< start="232.869" dur="1.534">NO. IT’S NOT FAIR TO CHANGE THE>

< start="234.437" dur="0.8">IT’S NOT FAIR TO CHANGE THE RULES IN THE MIDDLE.>

< start="235.271" dur="1.501">RULES IN THE MIDDLE. THAT WOULD BE TRUE IF IT WAS>

< start="236.773" dur="1.233">THAT WOULD BE TRUE IF IT WAS GOVERNMENT CHANGING THE VOTING>

< start="238.041" dur="1.366">GOVERNMENT CHANGING THE VOTING LAWS IN THE MIDDLE OR EITHER>

< start="239.409" dur="1.3">LAWS IN THE MIDDLE OR EITHER POLITICAL PARTY OR ANY PARTY IN>

< start="240.71" dur="2.768">POLITICAL PARTY OR ANY PARTY IN THE MIDDLE OF A PRIMARY.>

< start="243.513" dur="3.903">THE MIDDLE OF A PRIMARY. AND I THINK THAT’S OBVIOUSLY>

< start="247.45" dur="2.335">AND I THINK THAT’S OBVIOUSLY PRETTY CLEAR FROM A POSITION OF>

< start="249.819" dur="3.202">PRETTY CLEAR FROM A POSITION OF FAIRNESS BUT BEFORE YOU GET TO>

< start="253.022" dur="3.203">FAIRNESS BUT BEFORE YOU GET TO THE CONCERNS ABOUT IOWA OR THE>

< start="256.259" dur="2.135">THE CONCERNS ABOUT IOWA OR THE 2016 PRIMARY OR ANYTHING ELSE.>

< start="258.428" dur="2.668">2016 PRIMARY OR ANYTHING ELSE. HERE WE ARE IN THE HEART OF THE>

< start="261.097" dur="4.938">HERE WE ARE IN THE HEART OF THE PRIMARY AFTER CAMPAIGNS BUILT>

< start="266.069" dur="1.968">PRIMARY AFTER CAMPAIGNS BUILT STRATEGIES, TRYING TO MAKE IT>

< start="268.038" dur="0.9">STRATEGIES, TRYING TO MAKE IT UNDER THE RUSE.>

< start="268.939" dur="2.268">UNDER THE RUSE. AND PLENTY OF CANDIDATES HAVE>

< start="271.241" dur="3.803">AND PLENTY OF CANDIDATES HAVE DROPPED OUT NOW THAT THEY’VE>

< start="275.045" dur="3.002">DROPPED OUT NOW THAT THEY’VE MADE IT TO THE DEBATE STAGE THE.>

< start="278.081" dur="2.602">MADE IT TO THE DEBATE STAGE THE. THE NEW RULES SAY CANDIDATES>

< start="280.717" dur="1.501">THE NEW RULES SAY CANDIDATES CANNOT, NOW MAKE THE DEBATE>

< start="282.219" dur="2.201">CANNOT, NOW MAKE THE DEBATE STAGE BY MEETING THRESHOLDS FOR>

< start="284.421" dur="1.2">STAGE BY MEETING THRESHOLDS FOR DELEGATES OR POLLING.>

< start="285.622" dur="0.8">DELEGATES OR POLLING. NEW RULES.>

< start="286.423" dur="1.2">NEW RULES. MIDDLE OF THE GAME.>

< start="287.624" dur="1.801">MIDDLE OF THE GAME. NOW, DEMOCRATS WHO LOVE ONE>

< start="289.426" dur="1.934">NOW, DEMOCRATS WHO LOVE ONE CANDIDATE MAY ONLY BE INTERESTED>

< start="291.395" dur="1.667">CANDIDATE MAY ONLY BE INTERESTED IN HOW THAT AFFECTS THAT PERSON.>

< start="293.063" dur="1.334">IN HOW THAT AFFECTS THAT PERSON. THIS IS STILL POLITICS.>

< start="294.431" dur="0.533">THIS IS STILL POLITICS. TEAM SPORT.>

< start="294.965" dur="1.6">TEAM SPORT. WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR?>

< start="296.567" dur="2.2">WHO ARE YOU ROOTING FOR? I’M ALSO TELLING YOU, THIS IS A>

< start="298.769" dur="1.2">I’M ALSO TELLING YOU, THIS IS A LARGER DEMOCRACY QUESTION FOR A>

< start="299.97" dur="1.801">LARGER DEMOCRACY QUESTION FOR A DEMOCRATIC PARTY WHICH SAYS IN>

< start="301.805" dur="1.835">DEMOCRATIC PARTY WHICH SAYS IN ITS PLATFORM, AND IT IS>

< start="303.674" dur="1.867">ITS PLATFORM, AND IT IS CAMPAIGNING THIS YEAR, IT STANDS>

< start="305.543" dur="4.936">CAMPAIGNING THIS YEAR, IT STANDS FOR TRANSPARENCY AND VOTING>

< start="310.48" dur="1.501">FOR TRANSPARENCY AND VOTING RIGHTS AND.>

< start="311.982" dur="2.902">RIGHTS AND. SO FAR FIVE QUALIFY FOR THE NEXT>

< start="314.918" dur="0.566">SO FAR FIVE QUALIFY FOR THE NEXT DEBATE.>

< start="315.486" dur="5.203">DEBATE. ONLY THREE HAVE PASSED THE>

< start="320.691" dur="0.633">ONLY THREE HAVE PASSED THE POLLING REQUIREMENT.>

< start="321.358" dur="1.934">POLLING REQUIREMENT. BUT THE DNC IS OPENING THE LANE>

< start="323.293" dur="1.067">BUT THE DNC IS OPENING THE LANE FOR A SIXTH CANDIDATE.>

< start="324.361" dur="3.136">FOR A SIXTH CANDIDATE. AND HE IS A BIG ONE.>

< start="327.531" dur="2.836">AND HE IS A BIG ONE. FORMER NEW YORK GOVERNOR MIKE>

< start="330.401" dur="0.366">FORMER NEW YORK GOVERNOR MIKE BLOOMBERG.>

< start="330.768" dur="1.433">BLOOMBERG. UNDER THE ORIGINAL RULES, HE>

< start="332.203" dur="1.3">UNDER THE ORIGINAL RULES, HE WOULDN’T MAKE THIS DEBATE BUT>

< start="333.537" dur="2.402">WOULDN’T MAKE THIS DEBATE BUT NOW CO-MAKE FUTURE DEMOCRATIC>

< start="335.973" dur="0.333">NOW CO-MAKE FUTURE DEMOCRATIC DEBATES.>

< start="336.307" dur="0.799">DEBATES. IT IS EARLY.>

< start="337.141" dur="2.568">IT IS EARLY. HE HASN’T YET QUALIFIED BUT HE’S>

< start="339.71" dur="0.299">HE HASN’T YET QUALIFIED BUT HE’S CLOSE.>

< start="340.01" dur="1.934">CLOSE. HE NEEDS ONE MORE POLL TO PUT>

< start="341.979" dur="9.342">HE NEEDS ONE MORE POLL TO PUT HIM AT 10ERS AND THE DNC IS NOW>

< start="351.322" dur="1.367">HIM AT 10ERS AND THE DNC IS NOW CATCHING FIRE.>

< start="352.69" dur="2.034">CATCHING FIRE. >> SO INSTEAD OF TRYING GET A>

< start="354.759" dur="1.567">>> SO INSTEAD OF TRYING GET A MORE DIVERSE GROUP OF>

< start="356.327" dur="2.902">MORE DIVERSE GROUP OF CANDIDATES, THEY CHANGED THE>

< start="359.23" dur="1.2">CANDIDATES, THEY CHANGED THE RULES FOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG.>

< start="360.431" dur="1.834">RULES FOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG. THAT SEEMS TO ME TO BE WRONG.>

< start="362.299" dur="3.936">THAT SEEMS TO ME TO BE WRONG. >> THE DNC HOLDING THEIR OWN PRE>

< start="366.237" dur="1.7">>> THE DNC HOLDING THEIR OWN PRE PRIMARY PROCESS DECIDING WHICH>

< start="367.972" dur="1.066">PRIMARY PROCESS DECIDING WHICH CANDIDATES THEY WANT VOTERS TO>

< start="369.04" dur="1.734">CANDIDATES THEY WANT VOTERS TO HEAR FROM AND THEN CHANGING THE>

< start="370.808" dur="2.235">HEAR FROM AND THEN CHANGING THE RULES FOR BILLIONAIRE MICHAEL>

< start="373.077" dur="1.501">RULES FOR BILLIONAIRE MICHAEL BLOOMBERG TO COME IN AND TAKE>

< start="374.612" dur="1.734">BLOOMBERG TO COME IN AND TAKE DEBATE STAGE.>

< start="376.38" dur="1.501">DEBATE STAGE. HE’S WORTH $55 BILLION.>

< start="377.915" dur="1.834">HE’S WORTH $55 BILLION. I GUESS IF YOU’RE WORTH $55>

< start="379.75" dur="2.301">I GUESS IF YOU’RE WORTH $55 BILLION, YOU CAN GET THE RUSE>

< start="382.053" dur="1.6">BILLION, YOU CAN GET THE RUSE CHANGED FOR A DEBATE.>

< start="383.655" dur="1.3">CHANGED FOR A DEBATE. >> SO HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW.>

< start="384.989" dur="2.936">>> SO HERE’S WHAT WE KNOW. THE DNC MADE DEBATE RULES AND>

< start="387.959" dur="1.7">THE DNC MADE DEBATE RULES AND STOOD BY THEM EVEN AS THEY>

< start="389.661" dur="2.067">STOOD BY THEM EVEN AS THEY HELPED POTENTIALLY ELIMINATE>

< start="391.729" dur="1.4">HELPED POTENTIALLY ELIMINATE SOME OF THE TOP DEMOCRATIC>

< start="393.131" dur="0.399">SOME OF THE TOP DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES.>

< start="393.531" dur="0.533">CANDIDATES. U.S. SENATORS.>

< start="394.065" dur="2.468">U.S. SENATORS. THE DNC SAID THE RUSE WERE FAIR>

< start="396.534" dur="2.134">THE DNC SAID THE RUSE WERE FAIR BECAUSE THEY TESTED GRASSROOTS>

< start="398.703" dur="0.399">BECAUSE THEY TESTED GRASSROOTS SUPPORT.>

< start="399.137" dur="2.635">SUPPORT. THEN DNC CHANGED THE RULES MID>

< start="401.806" dur="4.838">THEN DNC CHANGED THE RULES MID STREAM IN A WAY THAT COULD ONLY>

< start="406.678" dur="2.301">STREAM IN A WAY THAT COULD ONLY ADD ONE PERSON.>

< start="409.014" dur="3.168">ADD ONE PERSON. THE DONOR THRESHOLD WAS>

< start="412.183" dur="0.7">THE DONOR THRESHOLD WAS APPROPRIATE FOR THE OPENING>

< start="412.884" dur="1.267">APPROPRIATE FOR THE OPENING STAGES OF THE RACE WHEN THERE>

< start="414.185" dur="2.201">STAGES OF THE RACE WHEN THERE WERE NO METRICS AVAILABLE>

< start="416.387" dur="1.801">WERE NO METRICS AVAILABLE OUTSIDE OF POLLING TO>

< start="418.189" dur="1.567">OUTSIDE OF POLLING TO DISTINGUISH THOSE HE MAKING>

< start="419.757" dur="1.634">DISTINGUISH THOSE HE MAKING PROGRESS FROM THOSE WHO WERE>

< start="421.392" dur="0.299">PROGRESS FROM THOSE WHO WERE NOT.>

< start="421.693" dur="1.967">NOT. BUT IF THAT WAS THE WHOLE STORY,>

< start="423.662" dur="1.132">BUT IF THAT WAS THE WHOLE STORY, THEY COULD HAVE FACTOR THAT HAD>

< start="424.796" dur="1.2">THEY COULD HAVE FACTOR THAT HAD INTO THE ORIGINAL RULES.>

< start="426.031" dur="1.934">INTO THE ORIGINAL RULES. IT IS HARD TO SEE WHY POSTGAME>

< start="427.999" dur="1.701">IT IS HARD TO SEE WHY POSTGAME SHOULD COUNT MORE NOW THAN IT>

< start="429.701" dur="3.002">SHOULD COUNT MORE NOW THAN IT DID BEFORE.>

< start="432.737" dur="3.97">DID BEFORE. I TONIGHT TO BE FAIR.>

< start="436.708" dur="5.771">I TONIGHT TO BE FAIR. I’VE HEARD FROM OPERATIVES THAT>

< start="442.514" dur="0.499">I’VE HEARD FROM OPERATIVES THAT SAY>

< start="443.048" dur="1.133">SAY SAY, WE’VE HEARD FROM OTHER>

< start="444.215" dur="2.168">SAY, WE’VE HEARD FROM OTHER OPERATIVE WHO’S SAY IF MICHAEL>

< start="446.384" dur="1.935">OPERATIVE WHO’S SAY IF MICHAEL BLOOMBERG WANTS TO WIN THE PARTY>

< start="448.353" dur="3.136">BLOOMBERG WANTS TO WIN THE PARTY NO, MA’AM ADMINISTRATION, HE HAS>

< start="451.523" dur="1.5">NO, MA’AM ADMINISTRATION, HE HAS TO BE ON THAT DEBATE STAGE TO BE>

< start="453.025" dur="5.17">TO BE ON THAT DEBATE STAGE TO BE SEEN AS FINALIST FOR IT TO HELP>

< start="458.196" dur="0.633">SEEN AS FINALIST FOR IT TO HELP HIM.>

< start="458.83" dur="1.467">HIM. EITHER WAY, WE ARE LIVING>

< start="460.298" dur="1.935">EITHER WAY, WE ARE LIVING THROUGH A TIME WHEN OUR>

< start="462.267" dur="1.401">THROUGH A TIME WHEN OUR DEMOCRACY IS BEING TESD.>

< start="463.702" dur="3.135">DEMOCRACY IS BEING TESD. NO VETTING FOR FAIR KNOW.>

< start="466.872" dur="6.338">NO VETTING FOR FAIR KNOW. AS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC CHERYL.>

< start="473.245" dur="3.302">AS FOR THE DEMOCRATIC CHERYL. IS IT FAIR?>

< start="476.548" dur="1.701">IS IT FAIR? THE IS IT FAIR TO CHANGE THE>

< start="478.25" dur="6.772">THE IS IT FAIR TO CHANGE THE RULES MID STREAM SOME JUST ASK>

< start="485.023" dur="0.233">RULES MID STREAM SOME JUST ASK TOM.>

< start="485.29" dur="1.968">TOM. >> WE MADE THE RUSE.>

< start="487.259" dur="1.3">>> WE MADE THE RUSE. THEY’RE VERY TRANSPARENT AND>