Sure, the market for Democratic presidential candidates is getting a little saturated. So why are some Democrats still thinking of jumping in? Because there’s almost never a downside to running.
The big picture: It doesn’t have to be someone who might actually get close to the White House, like Joe Biden. The candidates of the crowded fields in the last few presidential elections — even the also-rans — almost always came out ahead or, at worst, ended up in the same place.
- Unless they have skeletons in their closet that could be exposed, there’s really no reason for yet another longshot candidate not to give it a chance.
No Democrat will say they’re running for something else, like vice president or cabinet secretary. But that’s where some of them will end up, if the Democratic nominee beats President Trump.
- If Trump wins, some of them are young enough…