U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has shamelessly funded his presidential effort in part by riding the coattails of a crybaby speech he made on the Senate floor in January blasting fellow Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.
PeakNation will recall Bennet was opposing a bill to pay the Coast Guard during a government shutdown, even though those dedicated men and women continued to put their own lives in danger by rescuing drowning victims.
Bennet’s beef with Cruz — the Texan tried years ago to rid us of Obamacare in a government shutdown that occurred about a month after Colorado suffered flooding.
See how that makes no sense at all?
The speech was a big hit with liberals, anyway, who hate Cruz, so Bennet has, and continues to milk it for all it’s worth.
It’s likely the first time liberal Democrats outside Colorado had even heard of Bennet, and it was shortly afterwards Bennet began measuring the drapes in the White House.
After his official announcement last week, Cruz called Bennet out on it:
Michael Bennet’s campaign is a Seinfeld campaign—about nothing—that typifies the Left’s empty rage in 2020. In a decade in the Senate, he’s done very little…but he did stomp his foot & yell at me on Senate floor (which he features in fundraising emails). https://t.co/Dmf3HQ6OEC
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 2, 2019
So how did Bennet respond? He issued yet another ITALICS fundraising letter.
Bennet is desperate for dollars, but only the single digit kind that comes from tens of thousands of donors so he can debate on the main stage with the grown ups in the first Democratic primary debate this summer.
There’s only two ways he can make it, with 65,000 individual donors, or reach a paltry 1% in three presidential polls.
It appears Bennet has abandoned all hope of gathering 1% of support.
Meanwhile, Hickenlooper has met the 1% threshold, and other Democrats who have already qualified include former Vice President Joe Biden, Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former South Bend Indiana Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Kamala Harris, Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Hawaii Democrat and former Democratic National Committee Vice Chairwoman Tulsi Gabbard, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Crazier things have happened, but we suspect the strategy of bashing Ted Cruz isn’t enough to elevate Bennet to the main stage with the real Democratic players.