Michael Bennet Borning President 2 Weeks Tweet

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Obscure 2020 Dem pitches voters: I’ll be boring if you vote for me

That's a different kind of pitch.

 

Andrew Wyrich

Tech

Published Aug 6, 2019   Updated Aug 6, 2019, 4:00 pm CDT

While other candidates have been playing into the chaotic nature of the run-up to 2020 presidential primaries, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) made a pitch to voters that was the exact opposite: he promised to be boring.

The Colorado senator, who is currently polling near the bottom of the wide array of candidates, made the pitch to potential voters in a tweet on Tuesday.

If you elect me president, I promise you won’t have to think about me for 2 weeks at a time,” Bennet wrote. “I’ll do my job watching out for North Korea and ending this trade war. So you can go raise your kids and live your lives.”

It’s likely the Colorado senator was trying to contrast his style of governing to what has been an unorthodox few years under President Donald Trump.

But the tweet wasn’t taken that way by a lot of people.

https://twitter.com/AaronBlake/status/1158810173433102340

https://twitter.com/ztiworoh/status/1158810181750460418

Others did seem to be here for not having to have a hyper-attentive finger on the nation’s political pulse.

https://twitter.com/DrMBowen/status/1158816287721762817

Bennet has yet to meet the thresholds needed to secure a spot in the next 2020 Democratic debate in September, so it remains to be seen if this anodyne message will become part of a broader pitch to primary voters.

Or if it will just make him even more forgottable.

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*First Published: Aug 6, 2019, 3:08 pm CDT