So far, we have made progress in winnowing the candidates. Here’s who we have winnowed so far:
- Bernie Sanders
- Tulsi Gabbard
- John Delaney
- Seth Moulton
- Tim Ryan
- Mike Gravel
- John Hickenlooper
- Wayne Messam
- Andrew Yang
- Eric Swalwell
Needs reasons? Just search this blog for winnowing to find all the posts. That leaves us with this field remaining.
Except, I wasn’t quite sure who this guy is …
Reverse Google Image Search suggested Dr. Dorociak, a dentist from Sarasota or the deceased Daniel Judd of Gloucester, MA. I wouldn’t doubt that either of them may be running. I narrowed it down to an already-winnowed Tim Ryan or new-to-the-race NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. Not quite sure, but it won’t matter by the end of this article. Spoiler alert!
Not pictured is former Alaskan Senator and current old man Mike Gravel, responsible for the coolest meme of the 2020 campaign so far.
To catch-up the Trump supporters and similar slow/non-readers of this blog, here are the candidates we have eliminated from the Democratic primary race to date.
I mean, really, someone has to tell these people to go home and stop wasting money. I felt bad about the Delaney winnowing since he was the first in the race and seems like a good guy, until I saw this …
Thankfully, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has taken his sweet time to officially announce he’s out of the Democratic race for President after I cut him last week. I’m certain he’s not ignoring me, and has just been getting his campaign in order before withdrawing gracefully from the race. Hold on, Mayor Pete. You’re back in.
My decision is partially because there was a winnowing of potential candidates that organically took place over the last week. Just take a look at this list that announced they are not running:
- Michael Bloomberg. He will have to find solace with just being a billionaire and the 9th richest person in the world. Poor guy.
- Hillary Clinton. She will have to be satisfied knowing that she could win the popular vote against Trump … again.
- Senator Jeff Merkly. I like him even more after he pranked us with this video announcing he will not run.
- Senator Sherrod Brown. He took Ben Carson’s advice at the 1:00 minute mark in this video, and he’ll be reprising Peter Falk’s role as Columbo in a new Broadway play.
- Former Attorney General Eric Holder. He is the main reason Mayor Pete is back in the race. I’ll explain.
Does anyone else find it odd that the one candidate that has something to say about EVERY issue has been silent so far about the takeover of the federal wildlife buildings in Oregon by armed militia terrorists?
I feel the need to explain to all those expecting to see the American flag superimposed over Facebook profile pictures after the San Bernadino mass shooting why they don’t and shouldn’t expect to. Continue reading
Republican presidential hopefuls should feel more comfortable with the next debate hosted by conservative-friendly Fox Business Network. The last debate hosted by CNBC featured significant squabbling between the candidates and liberal-media moderators with plenty of perceived “gotcha” questions. Fox Business promises a smoother format that will permit the candidates more opportunity to present their campaign platforms without interference from partisan moderators. Continue reading
Rather than debating who won or who lost the CNBC Republican debate, I am pleased to offer random thoughts on each candidate.
Chris Christie – Is there any doubt that Christie bets on daily fantasy sports? He was sure quick to deflect that topic.
Mike Huckabee – I was not sure if Huckabee is running for President or for Donald Trump’s VP slot.
Carly Fiorina – She may want to talk to the House Benghazi Committee before challenging Hillary Clinton to a debate.