Look—23 Democrats are already running for president. But no, a white guy won’t win

Reposting this from something I wrote on Facebook in mid-November of 2018. For future reference….

Via Markos, a solid list of the 23 people already running for the Democratic nomination. His list was in no particular order, but I’ve decided to sort it.

By my count, there are about a dozen legitimate candidates, a half dozen people running to advance an agenda or improve name recognition, and about a half dozen people who have nothing more to offer than an over-inflated sense-of-self. Each group is likely to have one or two additions between now and next summer, but here’s where things seem to stand right now.

*Legitimate Candidates*
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (Minnesota)
Sen. Sherrod Brown (Ohio)
Sen. Kamala Harris (California),
Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand (New York)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts),
former VP Biden

*Legitimate Longshots Worth Following*
Mayor Eric Garcetti (Los Angeles),
Gov. John Hickenlooper (Colorado)
former Gov. Deval Patrick (Massachusetts) announced December 2018 would not run.
Sen. Corey Booker (New Jersey)
Mayor Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans)
Gov. Steve Bullock (Montana),

*Candidates Who are Running for Reasons Other Than to Win*
Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vermont),
former Gov. Terry McAuliffe (Virginia)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (New York)
Rep. Tim Murphy (OH)
Rep John Delaney (Maryland)
former Attorney General Eric Holder

*Irrelevant Candidates Who Will Be Ignored by Everyone But the Press*
Howard Schulz (Starbucks CEO),
Tom Steyer (billionaire),
former Mayor Michael Bloomberg (New York City),
Michael Avenatti (obnoxious lawyer) announced Dec 2018 would not run
Richard Ojeda (Trump supporting WV Democratic activist)

Source: Look—23 Democrats are already running for president. But no, a white guy won’t win

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