Democrats have no bench and no diversity in their presidential candidates, especially when compared to the Republican field. The Hill,
There were 19 Republican candidates in New Hampshire this past weekend. Add three more and they could have played a football game.
Among that group were two Hispanics of Cuban descent (Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida), one candidate of Indian heritage (Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana) and one woman (former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina). African-American former neurosurgeon Ben Carson didn’t attend, but is likely to enter the race in May.
Contrast that with the Democratic field for president:
- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
- Former Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.)
- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
- Former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.)
All white. Three males. One female. One candidate in his 70s, two in their 60s and one in his 50s.
Not much diversity there.
Where is the Democratic bench? Answer: It has been decimated in the Age of Obama.