“This Is Essentially A Three-Way Race”: Seth Moulton Drops Out Of Democratic Primary

Hot Air | 8/23/2019 | Staff
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If you’re thinking “I didn’t know he was running,” that’s understandable. Moulton never managed to qualify for the first two debates even though the DNC broke them into two-night events to accommodate as many candidates as possible.

I mean, Eric Swalwell managed to make the first debate. Imagine waking up in the morning to the reality that you’ve performed worse than Eric Swalwell.

Idea - Moulton - President - Year - Distinction

I have no idea why Moulton was running for president this year he did have the distinction of owning one of the most impressive resumes of any candidate. He’s a Marine who did four tours in Iraq and received the Bronze Star, ultimately working as a special liaison to Iraqi tribal leaders for David Petraeus. He joined the Corps fresh off graduation from Harvard; when he left with the rank of captain, he went back to Harvard and got two postgrad degrees. He got elected to Congress a few years later and showed some stones in trying to organize an insurrection against Pelosi as Democratic leader, insisting that younger leadership was needed.

Still: Couldn’t manage to beat out Swalwell, or Tim Ryan Steve Bullock Michael Bennet John Hickenlooper (I have trouble keeping them straight), for a debate slot.

Details - Departure - Bit - Debate - Case

Two interesting details about his departure. One: He thinks if he’d gotten in just a bit sooner he might have made the first debate after all. That may be true, in which case why’d he wait? Presumably the whole point of him running this year was to try to raise his name recognition among Democratic voters, especially back home in Massachusetts. He’s only 40; he’s sure to run for a Senate seat or for governor eventually once a spot opens up. But by missing the debates he defeated the purpose of his candidacy.

In an interview this week, Moulton said that “getting in late...
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