In the past 12 months there have been media reports of just about everybody and their uncle and aunt lined up to run for President in the Democratic party (And one guy who isn’t actually in the party)…..
But as the clock begins to wind down on the beginning of the delegate hunt?
A lot of wannabe’s aren’t actually gonna make the run….
The Democratic field in the 2020 election is shaping up to be much smaller than originally anticipated.
While more than half a dozen Democrats have declared they are running for president or launched exploratory committees, it’s a significantly smaller crowd than the estimated two or three dozen that were once mentioned as would-be contenders.
It’s still early in the cycle, and there’s time for more people to decide to get into the race.
But Democrats now say they expect their primary season to include a dozen or so candidates, most of whom fall in the progressive lane that more and more appears to align with the party’s mood.
“The invisible primary separated the wheat from the chaff,” said Democratic strategist Brad Bannon, who thinks that if there is a smaller number of candidates, it will be good for the party.
“It makes the debates manageable and gives the serious candidates more time in the spotlight,” Bannon said….