- Dec 2015
That's a good point, but the same thing happened (GOP) in 2016 and it's not just Democrats. As we approach the "1 Year Until" mark the numbers will keep dropping. People run for president for all sorts of reasons--most have nothing to do with actually winning.Money. Period End of story.
The more candidates, the more money the DNC takes in. The more witch hunts, the more money the DNC takes in. The more Trump scandals, the more money the DNC takes in. I'm surprised the RNC isn't pushing for more GOP candidates to run against Trump. Candidates that would run against Trump, not bash him too much. But raise money until it's close to the end of the election season and then drop out.
It's been said, that the presidents are chosen months, maybe even a year before the actual election. And the election season is just a means of raising money for those who select who's gonna be our president. (And prominent congressmen) That sounds conspiratorial, I know. But it's not any more far fetched than the income tax, monetary policy or foreign policy.