2020: DE BLASIO ENTERS CROWDED SOCIALIST FIELD, RUNS ON… MORE SOCIALISM

Thursday, May 16, 2019
By Paul Martin

by JOSHUA CAPLAN
BREITBART.COM
16 May 2019

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a long-shot bid for the presidency on Thursday, becoming the latest Democrat to join a crowded primary field.

De Blasio announced his run with a video released by his campaign.

“There’s plenty of money in this world. There’s plenty of money in this country. It’s just in the wrong hands,” de Blasio said at the beginning of the video. “I’m running for president because it’s time we put working people first.”

In announcing his candidacy, De Blasio seeks to claim a role on the national stage that has eluded him as mayor of the biggest American city.

When he took office in 2014, de Blasio seemed briefly poised to become a leading voice for an emerging left wing of the Democratic Party. However, liberal enthusiasm faded over his first term, partly because of political missteps at home and the emergence of bigger names elsewhere. He could face obstacles trying to distinguish himself in a crowded field.

De Blasio, 58, has drawn small audiences so far in visits to early primary states including Iowa, South Carolina, Nevada, and New Hampshire, where an audience of six showed up for a mental health discussion.

A recent Quinnipiac University poll found 76% of New York City voters say they believe he shouldn’t run.

De Blasio’s hometown press has, so far, delighted in disparaging his presidential hopes.

“De Blasio for President? ‘Nah,’” read one recent New York Times headline summing up the city’s reaction to his possible candidacy.

“Who hasn’t told Bill de Blasio that he shouldn’t run for president?” asked New York Magazine.

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One Response to “2020: DE BLASIO ENTERS CROWDED SOCIALIST FIELD, RUNS ON… MORE SOCIALISM”

  1. Strayhorse

    All the demoKKKrats running for POTUS in 202 are doing so to make money. Their campaign war chests will swell with legal and illegal funds, and once they ALL lose they will be able to sit back and live off the funds they were suppose to spend on their campaigns. Its a ponzi scheme, a scam, a scheme, and it should be illegal.

    #3936644

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