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.