I remember in 2016 when we thought 17 Republicans running for president was a lot. And then Trump came along and made Democrats so crazy that now they’re all running for president, or so it seems.
NY POST – He’s late — again.
After nearly half a year of hemming and hawing, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday entered the 2020 presidential race, becoming the 23rd Democrat to join the jam-packed field.
Actually they’re wrong. He’s the 24th and here’s the full list of the already announced:
- Michael Bennet (D)
- Joe Biden (D)
- Cory Booker (D)
- Steve Bullock (D)
- Pete Buttigieg (D)
- Julián Castro (D)
- John Delaney (D)
- Tulsi Gabbard (D)
- Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
- Mike Gravel (D)
- Kamala Harris (D)
- John Hickenlooper (D)
- Jay Inslee (D)
- Amy Klobuchar (D)
- Wayne Messam (D)
- Seth Moulton (D)
- Beto O’Rourke (D)
- Tim Ryan (D)
- Bernie Sanders (I)
- Eric Swalwell (D)
- Elizabeth Warren (D)
- Marianne Williamson (D)
- Andrew Yang (D)
The termed-out politician, known for his habitual tardiness, finally decided to run after five months of toying with a White House bid.
“I’m Bill de Blasio and I’m running for president because it’s time we put working people first,” the mayor said in a three-minute YouTube video announcing his candidacy.
Skipping the boring stuff…
Insiders initially thought de Blasio would announce his national campaign the week of his 58th birthday on May 8, but he delayed.
“So you’re still deciding?” NY1’s Errol Louis asked the mayor on May 6.
“Yes indeed,” the dithering mayor said.
Local political experts can’t fathom what prompted the mayor to take the plunge.
“It’s really hard to understand what lane de Blasio plans to ride to the nomination,” said David Birdsell, dean of the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at CUNY’s Baruch College.
What’s more, people just don’t like him, polls show.
De Blasio has the dubious distinction of being the only candidate or potential candidate out of 23 contenders to earn a negative rating among national Democrats in a March Monmouth University survey. A total of 24 percent gave him a thumbs down while just 18 percent had a favorable view of him.
At home, the numbers are even worse. A staggering 76 percent of Big Apple voters don’t think he should run, according to an April Quinnipiac University Poll.
They continue to explain how much of a disappointment he is to New Yorkers, LOL!
He likely doesn’t stand a chance of winning, just like most of the people on this list, and is probably running to raise his profile or something.
The Dems are getting another beauty to join their group. Bill de Blasio of NYC, considered the worst mayor in the U.S., will supposedly be making an announcement for president today. He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he’s your man. NYC HATES HIM!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2019