- Former DNC chair says the debate plan will give candidates enough time to show their strengths, have a robust exchange
- In past cycles, the number of debates was too large, bogging down the candidates and hurting their chances, he says
Donald L. Fowler, who served as the Democratic National Committee Chair from 1995 to 1997, is a political science professor at the University of South Carolina and founder of Fowler Communications. Fowler is supporting Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential nomination contest. He is a current Democratic National Committee member and a member of the Rules and Bylaws Committee. The opinion expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)Five months before the Iowa Caucus, and nearly 15 months before Election Day, excitement for the 2016 election is building among Democratic activists.