The Race For 2020: The Early Stages.
By Dajuan Candle
What we are witnessing now, as we slowly inch forward to the full on 2020 campaign, are the candidates and their "get to know me better campaigns". PR.
This early in, each candidates PR machine goes to work with at least a two fold effort: The main effort is about face and name recognition; "Please remember me. Tell others about me!" The second effort is all about raising funds: "Please, now that you know more about me and my concerns and causes, please help me by donating a small amount to my campaign. The more of you donate the more I can get my face and ideas in front of the people and tell them more about, my ideas, concerns, and causes."
Some of the candidates enter into the race for the White House with more face and name recognition than others do, which gives them the advantage. And it also affords them the ability to get their funding machine going much sooner than the lessor known candidates.
The entry part of the campaign, as we are witnessing now, is less pronounced and engaging than what is to come. This is the warm up before the game.
It isn't possible to choose the best candidate before the candidates have put themselves before the people and spoken their truths, and of their ideas. Getting to know them, and whom of them could possibly be the best candidate in the minds of the voters, is the main focus of the early entry process.
Are some of the candidates more known going into the gate than some of the others? Yes. But the better known can't be chosen as the best candidate, from the get go, without all others being heard first. If that were the case Barack Obama shouldn't have entered the race in 2007. Everybody knew that Hillary, the supposed top candidate, would be running wild horses out the gate for the office of President in 2008. But he didn't, he didn't turn and go home, he got his face and name and ideas known. Got them out before the people. Then when the gates opened, he ran his race and strode into the lead down the home stretch, never looked back, and won the Democratic nomination.
Another truth about the selection process, is who, of the contestants, can handle the media best. Those who do will get more face time, which is a doubled edged sword. That advantage goes to those with more experience and more name recognition, same as mentioned earlier. Yet a talented, fresh faced, new comer to the national stage, can work some magic in public and create an aura about them.
In 2016 the Dem's were over confident. Once it were known who the Republican nominee for President would be, they just went through the motions until the appointed hour in November. Trump? He can't win. He doesn't stand a snowball's chance in hell. This is going to be a shoo in for our candidate. Hillary versus Trump, thank you Jesus! What a laugh.
But the laugh was on them. Surprise, surprise.
This time around there will be no surprises, Trump is known. Trump just maybe the most known man the world has ever known. Infamous. All the Dem's need to do is point at him and promise not to be like that and their candidate should skate into the White House.
My name is John Q. Public and I'm running for President of the United States of America!!!