After 10 Democrats took to the stage in Miami Thursday for a second night of primary debates, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who was left out, appeared at a late-night podium for a debate of his own that was tailored to his unique situation.
Bullock, who is running for president, was on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to generate some laughs as debate season kicks off.
Bullock technically did not qualify for the first round of debates after the Democratic National Committee (DNC) dropped an ABC News/Washington Post poll from its set of qualifying criteria.
The candidates were required to have reached at least 1% in three different polls and received donations from 65,000 people.
Bullock dropped by Stephen Colbert’s studios in New York after the second round of debates to poke fun at his unfortunate situation.
As for the next Democratic debate in Detroit next month, Bullock has technically qualified — but that’s still no guarantee that he’ll be on stage. The DNC has the final say.