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Escaping the Clown-Car Campaign

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

The announced format for the first televised debates among the Democrat hopefuls will include as many as 20 candidates, with such criteria as fundraising and poll numbers determining who gets on the stage. So while most of the national media coverage has focused on a handful of big names, there is a furious scramble among lower-tier candidates to qualify for those first TV debates, now barely three months away. Given the prevalence of identity politics and left-wing policy ideas among Democrats, their 2020 field is beginning to resemble a parade of clowns emerging from a circus car.