As a candidate, Stacey Abrams was unqualified, surly and charmless. As a loser, she’s still trying to figure out some sort of role that keeps her relevant after people stop paying attention to her clamorous call of, “I was robbed.”
Too bad she has no original ideas.
The media keeps touting Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, another 2018 loser, as a 2020 candidate. “
Wait a minute,” thinks Stacey Abrams. “I also lost an election.”
Stacey Abrams said Monday that she is considering running for a Georgia Senate seat in 2020 or governor again in 2022 — and possibly even for president.
The whole argument for O’Rourke is that he got somewhat close in a red state. Well so did Stacey.
But there’s one big problem. Did O’Rourke and Abrams do well on their own merits or because piles of cash were plowed into their campaigns? Would O’Rourke or Abrams have been competitive without the giant piles of cash? Doubtful.
At least the theory is that O’Rourke had a general appeal. Abrams was a straight demographic shot across the bow. Nobody seriously thinks she’s a transformative passion candidate.
But piles of cash create their own momentum as the consultants and other folks who pigged out on them start trying to figure out how to position their man or woman for another run, so they can get a refill.
And so the Dem 2020 clown car grows.