Sunday, December 15, 2019

Strange Game

Not the first to point out that the DCCC has a tendency to recruit the worst people (and mess around in primaries even when they sometimes sorta claim they don't). Leaving aside any other possible (bad) explanations for why this is, it starts with a bias towards people who can raise lots of money before anyone even knows who they are, which means self-funders and people who know lots of rich people. Sure being able to raise money is genuinely part of the "job" of being a candidate, but showing up to the first meeting with a million in your pocket is not precisely the same skill and certainly restricts candidate recruitment o a certain type of person.

Not sure how much that applies in this situation, but in general...