Candidate Forums Added for November

The then-five Democratic presidential candidates at the first debate. (AP Photo / John Locher)

To counter the unrest with the membership of the Democratic Party, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has added two candidate forums.

The first will be tomorrow, November 6, at Winthrop University, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Secretary Hilary Clinton, Governor Martin O’Malley, and Senator Bernie Sanders are all invited, with the later two scheduled, to join moderator Rachel Maddow of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. The forum, airing at 5pm Pacific Time, will be co-hosted by Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC 6), the South Carolina Democratic Party, and other southern state Democratic parties.

MoveOn, the progressive advocacy group and website, will also be hosting an online forum scheduled to be recorded and streamed sometime during in mid-November (details will be posted when further details are revealed). Clinton, O’Malley, and Sanders are set to appear.

The addition of two additional forums with the five remaining scheduled debates left in the Democratic primaries is an encouraging sign that the DNC is listening to the critiques that there are not nearly enough debates.

More debates, and forums like these two, are the means to differentiate the Democratic candidates from not only each other, but from the Republicans as well.