CNN appears to be trying to create suspense by drawing out the selection process for Detroit presidential debates in two weeks.
Yawn. We're not feeling the thrill.
On Wednesday, the network named the 20 candidates qualifying for the debates July 30-31 at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre in Detroit.
A live, random drawing at 8 a.m. Thursday will to determine each night's lineup.
Note to CNN: Next time just announce everything all at once. It's not that exciting to find out what night each candidate will participate.
Here's who makes the cut:
- Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker
- Montana Gov. Steve Bullock
- South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg
- Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro
- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio
- Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney
- Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
- New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
- California Sen. Kamala Harris
- Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
- Washington Gov. Jay Inslee
- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar
- Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke
- Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan
- Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren
- Author Marianne Williamson
- Businessman Andrew Yang
These longshot presidential hopefuls don't qualify:
- Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton
- Miramar, Fla. Mayor Wayne Messam
- Billionaire investor Tom Steyer
- Former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak