Skip to comments.Was Tom Steyer’s Campaign the Worst in Presidential History? Billionaire spent $3,373 per vote and earned zero delegates
Posted on 03/01/2020 6:10:41 PM PST by SmokingJoe
With the results in from South Carolina, a strong case can be made that Tom Steyer has just concluded the worst campaign in the history of presidential politics.
Steyer, the California-based founder of Farallon Capital and the co-founder of Onecalifornia Bank and Beneficial State Bank, became a household name at least among those households with MSNBC by being the single largest funder of efforts to impeach President Trump. After telling reporters in January 2019 that he would not seek the presidency, Steyer exercised his prerogative to change his mind and declared his candidacy in July.
According to the FEC, Steyer has spent $253,718,074 through January 31, 2020. All but $3,555,597 was from his own pocket. Pre-Bloomberg, a quarter billion dollars for the first four primaries is a staggering amount. But the incredible lack of return on that investment is even more eye-popping, especially for someone whose campaigns sole justification was his supposed business acumen.
Nowhere was that total incompetence more on display than in South Carolina. Steyer, whose $253 million failed to merit a single delegate in the first three contests, bet his entire campaign on South Carolina. He spent more time there than any other state and his wife Kat Taylor essentially moved to the state. Instead of a triumph, he dropped out of the race immediately after Biden won the state with 50% of the vote.
According to the New York Times, Steyer spent over $18 million on television alone in the Palmetto State. Steyers campaign spending has been so excessive that the Times reports that his name has turned into a verb local activists refer to a candidate foolishly overpaying as steyering. Some of that spending was ethically questionable, such as renting a campaign headquarters from Jennifer Clyburn Reed, .....
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Hold my beer
Pat Paulsen spent nothing (as far as I know) and got write-in votes.
And then there is the late Harold Stassen....
Well eye Sty at least got a lesson in booty dancing to Rap.
By comparison, Trump paid an average of $9.79 per vote in 2016 (and he got nearly 63m of them - plus the presidency).
I knew after Trump won that certain billionaires would try running in 2020. They are realizing that running for POTUS is hard. Very hard. And you can't just throw money out there and expect it to happen for you.
BTW, Trump was OUTSPENT by Hillary in 2016. Which goes further to show that money doesn't win elections. You actually need to get out there and work, appeal to people.
This guy makes Yeb! look like a winner!
Bush Quayle 92
MonDull Ferraro 84
McGovern Eagleton-Shriver 96
Any involving Bob Dull
TommiBoi has competition
And to think he wanted to get his mitts on some 4 trillion of our tax dollars every year.
Worst campaign in history ... so far. Bloomburg’s vanity project is still ongoing.
Democrat campaign version of Jeb Bush.
Neither Bloomberg (aka - that asshole) or Steyer (the arrogant green hypocrite) understand that it helps to have a personality and the ability to relate to people.
The Democratic establishmentioned is coalescin around Biden. First Steyer, then Buttgieg. Next week Klobuchar and Bloomberg? Warren? Sounded like she wanted to be Sanders VP, but he sounds like he isn’t interested.
They are investing; Steyer and Bloomberg are not financial idiots.
Burn the plaid tie(s)!!!
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