CNN’s Alisyn Camerota bizarrely asked Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper if 2020 is “the right time” for a “white guy” to run for president.
During a segment Monday morning on CNN’s “New Day,” Camerota apparently thinks any Democrat considering a run for president should check their race.
“You know the debate that the Democratic Party is having right now — is it time to have somebody of color and a woman and somebody younger?” Camerota asked. “Or somebody more establishment?”
“I think that the Democrats across the country are going to help decide that,” Hickenlooper said. “I’m not sure it’s clear what is exactly needed. But I do know there are a lot of strong opinions.”
“As a white guy, are you trying to calculate whether or not this is the right time for you?” Camerota asked.
“Well, this is the time it’s worked out,” Hickenlooper said, noting that his term as the governor of Colorado ends after
“I’ve been good at bringing people together that historically have been antagonistic,” Hickenlooper said. “Maybe the country needs someone that can bring the divided parts of the country, and the divided constituencies, back together.”
Camerota was essentially trying to shame Hickenlooper for considering a presidential run given he’s white.
Last month, a poll by Morning Consult/Politico asked Democratic voters which candidates they would most likely vote for in the 2020 presidential election.
Those polled supported former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, with Biden being the first choice.
The poll stated that Biden was the top choice for at least 26 percent of the Democratic voters with Sanders trailing behind at 19 percent.
Morning Consult stated:
Rep. Beto O’Rourke. D-Texas, managed to hold the third wanted position with Democrats polled, but he only received 8 percent of the vote. Only five percent of polled voters said they would support Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.
Sens. Kamala Harris, D-CA, and Cory Booker, D-NJ, as well as former Attorney General Eric Holder and creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti barely got any support.
But according to Camerota’s logic, all candidates who are white males should consider their status before running for president.