Sen. Cory Booker issued an ultimatum to his supporters this weekend, warning them that if he was unable to raise $1.7 million in the next ten days, he would have no choice but to drop out of the 2020 race entirely.
In a Medium post, Booker said that without the funds outlined, his campaign would be unable to find a “legitimate path forward” and he would have to conclude his presidential run prematurely. Of course, Booker, who has failed to make much of an impact in the polls since announcing his candidacy earlier this year, would have to outdo any previous period of fundraising to meet his lofty goal. One has to wonder…does anyone actually care to save his campaign?
“Here’s the real talk: We have reached a critical moment, and time is running out. It’s now or never: The next 10 days will determine whether Cory Booker can stay in this race and compete to win the nomination,” the campaign wrote on Medium. “Democrats’ historically strong, diverse field is about to narrow dramatically, and despite his unique message, political skills, and growing popularity nationwide and in the early states, Cory Booker might not be in this race for much longer — the same is true for other important voices in the field.”
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It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Booker is able to reach this lofty goal. He’s currently at about 2.8% support in the RealClearPolitics average, and his agenda is somewhat indiscernible from the rest of the Democratic field. Indeed, the only position that he shares with no one else in the race is that he wants to address “algorithmic bias” on social media, which is not exactly the kind of issue that inspires grand movements. When your base of support is smaller than that of Andrew Yang’s, it’s time to call it a day.
“Cory got in this race to win it and to beat Donald Trump,” the campaign continues. “With four and a half months until voting begins, he is well-positioned to do just that — if he has the resources to support and grow our team.”
In other words: I can win this race…as long as everything changes and people suddenly start supporting me.
Unfortunately, we think it’s time for Spartacus to hit the showers.