Friday, May 17, 2019

Why Are There So Many Democratic Candidates for President?

                                         Good Day World!

"Coffee is a language in itself." - Jackie Chan 

Cruising on my morning coffee fix is not a good time for math. As I slowly woke up with the help of my java fix, I wondered how many Democrats were running for president? 

I was aware that there were more candidates than I have fingers and toes. But the numbers keep increasing. At last count (yesterday) New York mayor Bill de Blasio threw his hat in the ring bringing the total number of hopefuls to 23.

Observation: de Blasio starts right off with negative polling numbers, unlike the rest of the pack. New Yorkers don't even like him, according to this article.

I'm trying to wrap my head around that number. Twenty-three contestants. I believe it's a record, for better, or worse. But why do so many people think it's time to run for president?

Pundits say there are a lot of Trump haters out there among the majority of potential voters, so running an anti-Trump campaign has become a central feature. 

A purely speculative reason for that is everyone thinks that if a moron like Trump could get elected the chances that they could were good.

What I question is who really thinks candidates like Marianne Williamson, or Andrew Yang, are serious contenders? Most Americans have never heard of them.

Note to Democrats: More is not better, if there's no quality in the selection.

In my humble opinion, there only a half dozen viable contenders, and Joe Biden leads them all. It's obvious in the pollings. The majority of the hopefuls aren't on anyone's national radar.

Another possibility, and you can take this one tongue-in-cheek, is that it gives all the wannabes a chance at a book deal!

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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