(A) He's infusing a truckload of his personal cash into the DNC coffers
(B) He's throwing a shitload of anti-gun propaganda out there in the guise of "political advertisement"
(C) He's forcing other candidates to compete with him on the anti-gun agenda
His ranking in the polls has never crawled out of the "ambient noise" levels, yet he's still in the "running" (for what it is).
DNC changed the rules so that he would coincidentally be allowed to join the debates. Somehow this wasn't broadcast far and wide.