With the Presidential campaign season seemingly starting earlier and earlier each time it comes around, it’s going to eventually get to the point where people are running for President for an election that isn’t going to happen for eight years.
Watch, it’ll happen one day. Anyway. the Democrats are beginning to put their plan together and it’s becoming pretty laughable.
First of all, you would think that they would try to be as united as they possibly could given how much moaning and complaining they have done about President Trump the last couple of years.
However, they are already announcing their candidates and I have got to say it’s pretty crazy how many people have already thrown their hat into the ring.
One person that it seemed like was almost a lock that he was going to run has just officially said he is going to try and take on Trump. Yeah, good luck with that.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) officially announced his candidacy for President of the United States on Friday, joining what is expected to be a crowded Democrat primary field.
“I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good-paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood; where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we see the faces of our leaders on television and feel pride, not shame,” Booker said in his announcement video, with a veiled knock at President Donald Trump.
“It is not a matter of can we, it’s a matter of do we have the collective will, the American will?” he added. “I believe we do.”
Booker enters what is shaping up to be a crowded presidential primary, with three of his fellow Democrat senators — Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California, and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York — already either declared or exploring a run.
However, he has spent months telegraphing his intentions to join the race, visiting the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina to build connections with key powerbrokers.
Booker, a former mayor of Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, won a special Senate election in 2013 to replace Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and then won a full Senate term in 2014.
He will be able to run for a second full Senate term in 2020 while running for president, due to to a law that New Jersey’s governor signed in November.