As more and more Democrats start vying for the Democratic presidential primary, many of them can’t help but step on each others toes on the crowded campaign trail.
The problem continues to grow with Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown considering throwing his hat into he race. Brown was looking to get a boost at an oyster roast hosted by South Carolina’s Dorchester County Democratic Party. There Brown was joined by confirmed candidate Sen. Cory Booker.
The pair became a crowd when they were joined by a third candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders. The trio shared a flight to Selma, Alabama for the “Bloody Sunday” civil rights anniversary.
While the candidates laughed off the coincidence, these kind of encounters do have ramifications on the campaign trail. When trying to curry favor these candidates want to showcase themselves as the prime choice to lead the nation, something that’s hard to do when they are practically tripping over each other. When candidates coincidentally attend the same function, it means they have to share the stage, the attention, the publicity. Not a good move when you’re trying to stand out.
President Trump on the other hand has no problem dominating the stage when he goes before a crowd. A strength that’s proven to work against the Democrats.