The latest fly has dropped in the race for the 2020 presidential candidacy.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is saying no more after what may have been one of the most lackluster campaigns of all time.
Perhaps he couldn’t take the heat… considering he was most known for running his campaign on climate change, the short campaign stint lasted as long as a summer camp.
Inslee appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show where he made the announcement — and no wonder, given much of his time was spent polling at 1 percent or in some polls even much less.
“It’s become clear that I’m not going to be carrying the ball,” he said, essentially telling host Rachel Maddow what nearly all Americans already knew. “I’m not going to be the president, so I’m withdrawing tonight from the race.”
Exit, stage left.
You can hear his words below:
I know you agree that our mission to defeat climate change must continue to be central to our national discussion — and must be the top priority for our next president. But I’ve concluded that my role in that effort will not be as a candidate to be our next president. pic.twitter.com/Kp8WejuVJy
— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) August 22, 2019
Inslee’s expected exit follows other obscure, no-name candidates such as former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, and Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.
And it raises interest about a handful of other Democratic candidates whose campaigns are also a hiccup away from life support. It seems as though the candidates were never concerned with securing the presidential nomination, but simply raising their own individual profiles.
Hickenlooper has announced he’ll run for Senate, and in a similar vein, Inslee has announced he’ll seek his third bid for governor of Washington.
Surely the TV time during the first two debates will boost their respective profiles for their liberals voters.
But it just goes to show that the 2020 Democratic race is nothing but a sideshow and vanity fair of appeasement and pandering to voters.
The Horn editorial team