Regardless of whatever your political affiliation is there's no denying that the past three years have been an emotional roller coaster fueled by all of the emotions of a reality television series. And with a former reality television star as the head of the nation, that kind of unwanted excitement is to be expected. This has prompted many politicians to throw their hats in the ring at a chance of dethroning our current leader for a better and brighter tomorrow.
There truly has been no greater time in history to remain informed about the power of politics, because on the world stage our nation has become tabloid fodder and punchlines for very nasty jokes at our expense. The sad part of that last statement is that sometimes the meanest jokes come from within our own borders. And there were a few Americans who realized they couldn't sit by on the sidelines awaiting change to happen. They've chosen to be the change they wish to see.
According to Ballotpedia;
As of January 13, 2020, 1,027 candidates have filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to run for president. This page lists the names of every candidate who has registered with the FEC and their party affiliation.A candidate for president must be a natural-born citizen of the United States, at least 35 years old, and a resident of the United States for at least 14 years.
Some candidates that have already bowed out gracefully include Julian Castro, Senator Kamala Harris, Beto O'Rourke, and now it's being reported that beloved New Jersey senator Cory Booker is also throwing in the towel.
The New York Times reports.
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Monday, ending a nearly yearlong quest built around a message of peace and unity that failed to resonate with voters eager for a more aggressive posture against President Trump. The departure of Mr. Booker from the crowded Democratic field, heralded at the outset as the most diverse in history, leaves just one African-American candidate, Deval Patrick, vying for the nomination in a party where black voters are an essential bloc of the Democratic base.
After hearing about Booker's departure from the presidential race Senator Harris took to Twitter to thank him for his time and dedication."@CoryBooker—every moment on the campaign trail with you, my dear friend, was a joy. I'm incredibly proud of the issues you elevated and the work your team put in day in and day out to fight for justice. We’re all better because you were in this race."Booker's absence from the race will definitely be felt in the coming months. But he will still be fighting social injustices as a Senator for many years.