Everyday it seems like someone new is throwing their hat in the ring, and this year the presidential candidates are getting even more creative with their announcements. It’s time to start narrowing down the real contenders though, and getting down to the details of who would serve our country best after Donald Trump.
On the first day of Black History Month, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., announced his bid with a biographical video that showed his support for diverse communities. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., also announced her candidacy on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and received an impressive turnout of 20,000 people in her hometown of Oakland during her first week on the trail.
“There’s no right or wrong way to roll out a presidential campaign, but there are candidates who did a better job than others,” said Democratic political strategist Adrienne Elrod. “Kamala Harris had the best announcement week, hands down. She got the best bang out of her week.”
Even Trump made a shocking agreement with this statement, saying Harris has the best standing so far. However we also have some other contenders, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Julián Castro, Pete Buttigieg, and Hawaii Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
No matter what, we can all agree that this is an impressive display of diversity thus far. With an openly gay candidate, four female candidates and two male minority candidates, it’s a wonderful start to the election cycle.