CNN Opens The Debate For Biden


Washington – Vice President Joe Biden is expected soon to make a decision on if he will run for the 2016 Democratic Presidential Nomination. Should the answer be yes then CNN has cleared the way for him not to miss the first party debate from Las Vegas Oct. 10th .

Should Biden toss his hat into the ring because of his polling numbers as a non-candidate he will be qualified to debate. CNN announced its debate criteria on Monday, stating that Biden has already qualified because of his polling numbers.

As most political fans know by now in order to qualify for the debate stage, candidates must have achieved an average of 1 percent in three polls, recognized by CNN, released between Aug. 1 and Oct. 10.

All five declared Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, and Lincoln Chafee have been invited to participate in the debate, CNN said. Should Biden announce he is running for president any time prior to Oct. 10th then he makes the field.

The debate will be held in Las Vegas on Oct. 13, at 9 p.m. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper will moderate, while CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash, CNN en Español Anchor Juan Carlos and CNN anchor Don Lemon will present questions.


Jim Williams is the Washington Bureau Chief, Digital Director as well as the Director of Special Projects for Genesis Communications. He is starting his third year as part of the team. This is Williams 40th year in the media business, and in that time he has served in a number of capacities. He is a seven time Emmy Award winning television producer, director, writer and executive. He has developed four regional sports networks, directed over 2,000 live sporting events including basketball, football, baseball hockey, soccer and even polo to name a few sports. Major events include three Olympic Games, two World Cups, two World Series, six NBA Playoffs, four Stanley Cup Playoffs, four NCAA Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournaments (March Madness), two Super Bowl and over a dozen college bowl games. On the entertainment side Williams was involved s and directed over 500 concerts for Showtime, Pay Per View and MTV Networks.