It’s with a full heart that I share this news—I’m suspending my campaign for president.— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 13, 2020
To my team, supporters, and everyone who gave me a shot—thank you. I am so proud of what we built, and I feel nothing but faith in what we can accomplish together. pic.twitter.com/Fxvc549vlJ
Is diversity our strength?
The Democrats have shown little interest in acting on their politically correct credo and nominating a POC in this cycle. Kamala Harris, Julian Castro and Cory Booker have all failed to gain traction. No one even knows that Deval Patrick is in the race.
“Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Monday, ending a nearly yearlong quest built around a message of peace and unity that failed to resonate with voters eager for a more aggressive posture against President Trump.
The departure of Mr. Booker, 50, from the crowded Democratic field, heralded at the outset as the most diverse in history, leaves just one African-American candidate, Deval Patrick, vying for the nomination in a party where black voters are an essential bloc of the Democratic base. …”
The next Democratic debate will feature Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Tom Steyer and Amy Klobuchar. There won’t be a single black, Asian or Hispanic face on the stage. POCs didn’t even make it to the final five.
Note: It’s also over for Andrew Yang and Tulsi Gabbard. The primary is quickly slimming down to a Biden vs. Bernie or Warren race.