Does Vegas have a line on the final number of candidates running for the Presidential nomination of the Democrat party? Is it a big number? Because we’re up to twenty-two.
Bill de Blasio has said what the heck, I’m not really doing anything for New York City. Might as well run for president.
Mayor de Blasio is expected to announce he’s running for president next week, according to three sources with knowledge of the plans.
The 2020 announcement could come as early as de Blasio’s birthday on Wednesday, when he’ll turn 58, said one source. The kickoff was initially expected this week but pushed back, according to another source.
And why not. His visit to New Hampshire back in March attracted six people.
Yes, there were as many reporters as attendees. If we count them the “crowd” was twelve. If you count the panelists, it was 26. I’ve had more people show up to listen to me. Which means Bill de Blasio might want to rethink what the New York Post calls his “ongoing tease of a presidential run.”
But the magic number is six. That’s the number that showed up who weren’t part of the event. I assume that number doesn’t include any staff from the facility or campaign workers, though it might.
It’s not a tease anymore which means facility and campaign workers if there are any left, can continue to represent the bulk of interest in his campaign. Because while the rank and file Democrats are all in on hearing about the best way to take other people’s property or how to make nuns pay for abortions, candidate fatigue will unravel everyone else.
Twenty-Two Democrat candidates (HotAir says it’s probably twenty-three) is asking a lot. It’s almost as if the left has Cloward Pivened their own primary. All the attention, cash, energy, media-focus, foot-trooping, and door knocking required to make even a tiny little dent in the primary electorate will quickly exhaust the goodwill of the people.
A problem de Blasio already has. According to the NYP the City that never sleeps hates his ass.
Not only are president wannabe Mayor de Blasio’s poll numbers underwater with state voters — he’s also their least-liked Democrat in the potential field of 2020 contenders, a survey revealed Thursday.
He’s not well liked here either. And maybe this is just a stage he’s going through. It might just be an opportunity to pad his “resume” and add a zero or two to future speaking fees. ‘Former Presidential Candidate’ might be worth a few more dollars down the road when he’s doing college campus tours opening for Kathy Griffin.
A guy’s gotta plan for his retirement, right?