Now we have Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) running for president, too.
“I’m running because I’m a patriot, because I believe in this country and because I’ve never wanted to sit on the sidelines when it comes to serving us,” Moulton said in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” hours after posting an announcement video on his website that highlighted his military service.
The Massachusetts congressman, 40, a former Marine Corps captain who served in the Iraq War, was first elected in 2014 after ousting a scandal-plagued Democratic incumbent. He is the sixth current or recent member of the House to enter the Democratic contest and one of three veterans seeking the nomination.
Like Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, he has touted that experience as a reason he can defeat President Trump.
During his interview on ABC, he called Trump “the most divisive president in American history” and said he would stand apart from others in the Democratic field because he is “going to talk about patriotism, about security, about service.”
“These are issues that for too long Democrats have ceded to Republicans, and we’ve got to stop that,” Moulton said.
That’s all very well and good and I think it’s great that there’s such a large number of Democrats who think they can all beat Trump, but at some point there’s got to be a saturation point. We’re at 19 candidates, at least declared so far, and by the end of the week we may well be at 20 with Joe Biden tossing his fedora into the ring.
It’s like cable TV: there’s so many that you can’t watch it all so you narrow it down to the few that you remember. They may have said something you like or they may be more familiar because they’re local or who knows why, but with all the noise, at some point they all sound the same and, frankly, look the same. I’ll bet if you ran a picture spread of all the candidates, you couldn’t name half of them just by their photo, much less tell us where they’re from or what their particular calling is.
Let the winnowing begin. Please.