Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet doesn’t mind being the bland white guy in the Democratic presidential field.
“Let’s address the elephant in the room,” VICE News’ Alzo Slade asked the Colorado senator at the 2020 Iowa Brown & Black Presidential Forum in Des Moines on Monday. “New York Magazine described you as ‘a bland white guy you’ve never heard of.’”
“That’s a fair description,” Bennet responded.
That, after all, is basically his thing. His pitch to voters, shortly after he launched his campaign, was that if he were elected, Americans wouldn’t have to think about him all the time, unlike the guy currently in the White House.
“I’ve stayed in the race because I actually think I have a stronger anti-poverty platform than anyone in the race,” Bennet said.
His big anti-poverty measure: Increase education funding and expand already-existing tax credits.
Unfortunately for Bennet, few people are thinking about him much now, while he’s trying woo voters.
His campaign’s YouTube page had a whopping 563 subscribers on Monday. He’s raised a total of $4.9 million from individual donors. Sen. Bernie Sanders, by comparison, has raised $62 million.