It may be time for the Democratic Party to start thinking long and hard about the sustainability of their enormous field of candidates for 2020.
Anyone willing to be direct and honest about the race knows that there are only three candidates with a shot at becoming the nominee: Former VP Joe Biden, Senator Liz Warren, and Senator Bernie Sanders.
Sanders, who just days ago suffered a minor heart attack resulting in emergency surgery, will be participating in this week’s Democratic debate – his first extended performance since his health scare. All eyes will be on Bernie’s vivacity at this critical stage in the primaries.
Biden and Warren look to have a good old-fashioned fight on their hands however, and could be duking it out over the top spot for months to come.
The rest, however, are simply hoping to stay in the race long enough to make a name for themselves – a fact that has turned the ordeal into a catty, ugly mess. Take the latest beef between Beto O’Rourke and Pete Buttigieg, for instance.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg ridiculed former Rep. Beto O’Rourke on Monday for accusing him of being a poll-driven politician.
“I get it,” Buttigieg said. “He needs to pick a fight in order to stay relevant, but this is about a difference of opinion on policy.”
Buttigieg commented on O’Rourke during an interview with Snapchat’s Peter Hamby on Good Luck America.
Silly. Pedantic. Childish. These are the tenets of the Democratic primary election for 2020.
Make no mistake about it, either; Buttigieg’s clap-back is just as intrinsic to his relevancy as the fight picked by Beto.
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