Voter Featured in New Swalwell Ad Asks 'Why Should Another White Guy Be President'?

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Posted: May 28, 2019 11:00 AM
Voter Featured in New Swalwell Ad Asks 'Why Should Another White Guy Be President'?

Source: AP Photo/Elise Amendola

There are many questions that Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) should be forced to answer in his quest for the White House. My personal inquiry would go something like, "Can you prove that President Trump is, as you say, an agent of Russia?"

Instead, Swalwell is addressing voters who are concerned about his gender and skin color, including this young woman.

"Well, a white guy who doesn't see other identities or understand other experiences should not be president," a serious-looking Swalwell said.

But, "I do," he said assuringly. "And where there would be gaps in my knowledge or my experience, I will pass the mic to people who do have that experience."

For good measure, he reminded the young voter that he has pledged to appoint a woman as his VP.

I, myself, was wondering why a white woman was asking the question. 

Swalwell is one of several white guys in the 2020 race. Others include former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Rep. Seth Moulton, former Rep. John Delaney, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, and former Texas representative Beto O'Rourke, who has all but fizzled out. All of these guys apparently need to be asked why they should be president over a minority candidate.

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