Those of us who study politics all day, every day are familiar with more names than most American citizens. But I had to hit DuckDuckGo to learn more about Steve Bullock. There wasn’t much to learn.
He’s Governor of Montana, a state the loves President Trump. He supported Hillary Clinton in 2016. He hasn’t done much as governor, but he’s in a red state which makes him a possible VP candidate if one of the intersectionally-adept candidates gets the nomination. Otherwise, there’s nothing exceptional about him other than he seems to be a good fundraising guy.
“As a Democratic governor in a state Trump won by 20 points, I don’t have the luxury of only talking to people who agree with me,” Bullock said in his announcement video posted Tuesday morning. “I go all across our state’s 147 thousand square miles and look for common ground to get things done.”
The clown car of Democrats running for president continues to grow and there are still plenty of names out there of people who say they may be interested. It seems likely the DNC is going to have to add another day for debates since their cap of 20 who qualify may easily be eclipsed.
The biggest challenge for Democrats won’t be trying to nominate the person who best exemplifies their beliefs. The biggest problem is trying to remember at least half the names of all the people running.