The Democratic presidential field is rapidly turning into an overcrowded clown car.
And with dozens of Democrats scrambling to get a chance to run against President Trump next year, many are struggling to make a name for themselves.
One Democratic presidential hopeful just ended his campaign with this botched question.
The Democratic primary for president in 2020 is already shaping up to be among the largest and most hotly contested races in American history.
Dozens of Democratic presidential hopefuls are planning to or already have thrown their hat in the ring.
And even more are still debating getting into the race.
Among the latest candidates to announce was Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar.
Klobuchar is hoping to use her position as a midwestern senator to box out any other potential rivals who hail from the same region or hold a similar office.
And she may have done just that.
The Daily Caller reports, “Washington, D.C. — Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown was unable to explain on Tuesday what would differentiate his possible presidential candidacy from fellow Democratic Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who recently launched a bid for the presidency.”
Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is among those planning to jump into the race for the White House.
But Klobuchar may have just blocked his lane.
Both Senators have similar voting records, both represent similar midwestern states, and both have the same sort of bases of support.
The only difference is that Klobuchar got into the race first.
When given an opportunity to demonstrate some contrast between himself and his fellow midwestern Democrat, Brown completely fumbled the answer.
“Well, I don’t know,” said Brown, when asked what would be the difference between his campaign and Klobuchar’s if they both ran for president.
“Brown, who like Klobuchar, hails from the Midwest, was confronted with the similarities between the demographic that they both appeal to such as blue collared workers, white collared workers and anti-Trump Republicans,” adds the Daily Caller.
Brown simply could not point to anything that makes himself a better candidate than his rivals though.
Even his attempt to dodge the question after mishandling it was a failure.
“I will calculate all that but I um, I like Amy. I think Amy brings something, everybody brings something to the table. That’s not in any way to diminish her,” Brown said. “Um, she brings something to the table, a little different from, a little different and differently, from the others.”
The problem for Brown is that he couldn’t even point to his most obvious advantage against fellow rivals like Klobuchar and California Senator Kamala Harris.
Klobuchar and Harris hail from traditionally Democratic-leaning and solid-Democratic states respectively.
Klobuchar was re-elected with an over 60% margin in 2018, while Harris didn’t even have a Republican challenger in California because of how liberal the state has become.
Neither has had to run the same number of difficult races that Brown has, who was the only Democrat to win re-election in 2018 after Republicans swept most of Ohio’s elections up and down the ballot.
The fact that Brown could not even point to his own electoral successes as an argument for why he should win the nomination suggests that if he does run for president, he’s starting his campaign off on the wrong foot.
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