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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to vsrazdem (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 22, 2019, 04:33 PM

9. Unfortunately....$$ will weed out the field.


Once a candidate is out of campaign funds and isn't raising it fast enough, they won't be able to get their message out (free internet does help - but it only reaches a certain demographic). Advertising, especially TeeVee, will probably always be necessary as well as mailings - all very expensive.

I hope of the 20 or so candidates at least 1/2 make it to Iowa and hopefully New Hampshire. Then I think the field will really thin out. I suspect that the three top candidates: Biden, Warren and Sanders will continue on. If one of the other candidates catch fire in Iowa or New Hampshire and places well, they might be able to raise funds and make it to maybe Super Tuesday. I don't expect more than 3 or 4 to compete after that. Purely my speculation as to who can catch fire in Iowa/New Hampshire: Mayor Pete, Yang or the real Dark Horse Castro.

I don't think the others can last. I was hoping my Senator Kamala Harris could make it to California - but she isn't polling well here, which I find odd as she won her Senate seat quite easily; nor is she polling well in the early states, so I have very little hope for her.

I feel especially bad for Booker and O'Rourke - two of the most charismatic candidates, but they just never really connected with the national audience. Maybe O'Rourke will reconsider a senate run in Texas and Bullock will make a race in Montana and help the Dems regain the Senate.
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