The Democratic Party’s first primary season debate is in just under a month, and most of the candidates have already relegated themselves to second-rate competitors.
Now, we all knew that the Democratic Party was feeling confident going into 2020. The media they watch makes them believe that the entire country is on their side, with everyone in Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin feeling the exact same way about everything that people in California, New York, and Florida do.
But, even we were surprised when 23 Democrats threw their hats into the ring. At this point, we’re left wondering if the debate stage will even be able to fit all of them. The likely scenario is that the party will have to do what Republicans did in 2016, and hold separate debates: one for those who have an actual shot at the nomination, and one for those who just want to sell books with their names written on them.
Remember when South Carolina’s Sen. Lindsey Graham ran for president? No? Well, he did — but you probably don’t remember that because he was on that second-tier debate stage that no one cared about.
Make no mistake about it — most of the Democrats running for president right now know very well that they have precisely no shot at winning. If anything, it’s all just a ploy for politicians to make themselves more well known. That way, they get to throw in the word “former presidential candidate” when they’re invited on for interviews by the mainstream media. It’s a cheap way to score political points, and sadly it works.
Things might not work out so well for everyone, however. By needlessly putting themselves under the limelight, some of the Democrats running may actually be harming their political careers. Mark Dice has a few examples of this in one of his latest uploads. Watch the whole thing below.
~ Liberty Planet