Are we the only ones who’ve noticed U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer appears to be a terrible boss to work for?
How else to explain the mass exodus of Democratic senators climbing over top of each other like crabs in a bucket to run for president?
At least seven incumbents, nearly 16% of Senate Democrats, are vying for the single slot — the majority of whom are polling poorly.
Here are the Democrat senators running and their Real Clear Politics polling average:
- Sen. Bernie Sanders 16.7%
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren 8.2%
- Sen. Kamala Harris 7.8%
- Sen. Cory Booker 2.5%
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar 1.3%
- Sen. Michael Bennet 0.6%
- Sen. Kristen Gillibrand 0.3%
It’s not just the incumbents who don’t seem to want their jobs anymore.
Hickenlooper was touted as a shoe-in to take on Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. Instead, Hick seems perfectly happy to be in the rear of the pack with a polling average of 0.7%.
Beto O’Rourke also decided against challenging Texas Senator John Cornyn, grasping instead for the elusive brass ring with a 3.8% polling average.
Democrats begged Montana Gov. Steve Bullock to run against GOP Sen. Steve Daines. Instead, Bullock is almost dead last in the presidential race with a 0.4% polling average.
It appears all those Democrats know something we don’t.
Either Schumer is a horrible boss, or Democrats are tired of being in the Senate minority, and don’t think they will take it back from Republicans in 2020.