You’ll have to excuse me. Understand I was a child of the 70’s. Growing up, listening to groups like Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Queen, and Pink Floyd was just something I did. So it’s with an homage to Freddie Mercury that we begin today’s journey looking at yet another dead Democrat candidate.
This time it’s Kamala Harris.
Harris, who was touted when she opened her campaign in Los Angeles with 20,000 people on hand, as one of the favorites to unseat Donald Trump (and become the first female president in our history), bowed out yesterday. It wasn’t due to lack of support according to her. It was due to lack of money. Apparently, she couldn’t compete with newly arrived billionaire candidate, Michael Bloomberg, stating, “I’m not a billionaire”.
Harris’ departure leaves a rather interesting gap for the Democrats, who have always touted themselves as being the “big tent party”. It’s interesting to note that as we near the Iowa Caucuses, and get ready for the December debate, there are only six candidates on that side that have qualified so far. Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, and eco-terrorist, Tom Steyer are the only six people at this point that will be on the stage. Notice anything missing?
As of today, there won’t be one person of color on the Democrats’ debate stage in December. Cory Booker hasn’t qualified. Andrew Yang hasn’t qualified. Tulsi Gabbard hasn’t qualified. And neither has Julian Castro. It will be the first time since 2016 that the debates for the left will consist of all white folks.
The qualifications are getting tougher, which is why people that had qualified in November are missing this time around. Candidates must have 200,000 unique donors, and have at least 4.0% in at least four Democrat recognized polls. Or, they can have 6.0% if they get that in two Democrat recognized early state polls.
So, even though Deval Patrick and Michael Bloomberg are nowhere to be seen as far as the debates are concerned, and the field is getting somewhat smaller, it doesn’t appear that there is a contender that’s broken away from the pack yet. It’s sort of like the Republicans back in 2016. Remember we had a new leader almost every week? This week for the snowflakes, it’s Buttigieg. Who knows who’ll reclaim the top spot next week?
And so it goes. With impeachment taking all the air out of the room, and people really not caring about politics all that much as we near the holidays, it appears that the big yawn isn’t occurring just in DC. It’s occurring everywhere there are Democrats!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!