The job market is pretty good for Americans. But it’s lousy for the media and, after a strong start, it’s looking ugly for 2020 Dem staffers.
Think of the folks who took this advice.
Former President Barack Obama was publicly drawing comparisons between the former Texas congressman and himself, while former Obama aides were privately encouraging young operatives to move to O’Rourke’s hometown, El Paso, to get in early on the campaign.
It’s a sad day in Obamaworld.
And things aren’t so good in Castrotown either.
Julián Castro plans to refocus his 2020 presidential campaign on Iowa, Nevada and Texas in the coming days and is supporting his staffers looking for jobs with other campaigns, sources familiar with the plans tell CNN.
There’s a declining number of those campaigns.
Senator Kamala Harris is cutting jobs in New Hampshire. How long is it until Cory Booker actually drops out? The only campaigns that will keep going are some of the top tiers, Bernie Sanders has a cult that will keep sending him cash, plus a lefty base that knows he can’t win but want him to stay in the race to extract maximum concessions from Warren or Biden, but it’s already staffed up.
All that’s left are a bunch of marginal candidates who don’t need much in the way of infrastructure, but aren’t going to hire these folks.
The great unemployment crisis is here. Its victims are 2020 Dem operatives.