Detroit might not remember New York City Mayor Bill de BLASIO, but the longshot Democratic presidential candidate will likely remember Detroit as the place any dream of occupying the White House died.
Like night one of the CNN Democratic presidential debate, night two became the last stand for third-tier candidates like de Blasio to punch their way to 2% in the polls before September, when the ABC debate will likely thin out a field of at least 20 hopefuls.
So, while U.S. Rep. Tulsi GABBARD likely spurred an avalanche of tweets and gifs for her teardown of U.S. Sen. Kamala HARRIS' record as California attorney general, political consultant Abby CLARK from Vanguard Public Affairs said she doesn't see tonight's debate as having "fundamentally upset the field."
"We're ready for about a dozen of these people to call it a day," Clark said. "Some of them did a nice job today. (Washington Gov.) Jay INSLEE made some contributions. But many of them don't have the money in the bank or the broad public support to justify keep a presidential run going."