Steve Bullock Ends Longshot 2020 Campaign

"Steve Bullock" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

In May, Montana Governor Steve Bullock announced his candidacy for president of the United States. Throughout his uneventful campaign, Bullock alleged that he could beat President Trump, due to a victory in a state which the president also won. This sales pitch didn’t work out very well for Bullock which is why he officially dropped out of the race as of this morning, per reports from Fox News.

Steve Bullock by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Steve Bullock” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

The end of Bullock’s campaign comes as a shock to absolutely no one. Throughout the Montana governor’s time as a presidential candidate, he was notably absent from several debate stages. Moreover, Bullock failed to excite voters or convince anyone to support him. Bullock ran such a boring campaign that the media — and most of America — didn’t even know he was running for office.

Why Bullock’s Campaign Didn’t Make It

Failure to energize and excite voters is one of many reasons why Bullock’s campaign didn’t make it. Aside from that, the Montana governor also struggled to reach certain levels in the polls and raise funding to sustain his campaign. The timing of Bullock’s entry into the race didn’t do him any favors either; several 2020 Democrats formally announced their candidacies long before May.

When announcing the end of his presidential campaign, Bullock issued a public statement. The now-former 2020 candidate admitted that he will not “break through” into “the top tier of this still-crowded field” of Democrats running for office. The statement then concluded with Bullock mentioning that he’s thankful for all the people he met on the trails and feeling “inspired and energized.”

Will Other Candidates Follow Suit?

In Bullock’s departure from the field of 2020 Democrats, there are still a series of other low-polling candidates who ought to cut their losses and drop out. Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Marianne Williamson, and Michael Bloomberg are just a few examples.

Steve Bullock with supporters by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Steve Bullock with supporters” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

None of these candidates have a chance of coming within sniffing distance of the Democrat nomination, let alone the presidency. The desperate attempts to revive campaigns which are clearly going nowhere only serve as a waste of everyone’s time and second-hand embarrassment for those who watch it all play out.

What do you think of Steve Bullock’s departure from the 2020 presidential election? Which Democrat do you believe should follow suit? Let us know in the comments section below!