Okay, so there aren’t actually over 14,000 Democratic candidates for President, but it certainly seems like it. A new Democrat pops up seemingly every few days. This time, it appears New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is going to throw his hat into the ring on Thursday.
And the excitement level among Democrats is practically non-existent.
— Peter Palumbo (@PeterPalumbo1) May 16, 2019
Bill de Blasio is going to try to align himself with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. As odd as it may sound for the mayor of the biggest city in the country to be seeking acceptance from a freshman Congresswoman, that’s what the Democratic Party has become.
Fortunately, his chances of success are about as high as any of the other candidates who aren’t named Bernie or Biden. But he still brings an interesting dynamic with New York having so many coveted delegates for the eventual nominee. Whoever he supports when he drops out will likely get a big boost, assuming it’s before the New York Primary on April 21, 2020.
“I am very much a Red Sox fan; I can name you more players than you could possibly imagine. It’s just part of who I am.” – NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
Another aging white male lifetime politician entering the fray is exactly what the Democrats didn’t expect in their race to make the 2020 election all about intersectionality. Bill de Blasio is a joke with so many punchlines.