When Joe Biden announced his candidacy for President in late April, most thought he was the last Democrat to enter the race. The first debate has already happened and just this week, Eric Swalwell became the first candidate to drop out of the race.
Billionaire Philanthropist, Tom Steyer, had wavered about entering the race until he began his campaign earlier this week. The candidate has recently talked about his reasoning with Edward Issac-Dovere from The Atlantic.
Steyer explained that much has changed for Democrats in the last 6 months. The candidate explained, “I think in the last six months, a lot of things have changed. First of all, I think we won the argument. All those people in Washington, D.C., who were giving us a hard time have come to admit that everything we’ve been saying in the last 21 months is true.”
It’s true. I’m running for president. pic.twitter.com/u8x2lZah7Z
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) July 9, 2019
He then gave reasons why his business career makes him a good foil for Donald Trump. “I think that my years in the private sector give me an understanding of how businesses think, how they work,” he continued. “I think my years of fighting them and beating them give me a sense of what it takes.”
Steyer finished the interview by explaining what makes his campaign different, “Who has a vision to connect with the American people to describe how they can change this? We’re going to run a broad-based grassroots campaign. And we’re going to continue doing all those [other] efforts [with Need to Impeach and NextGen America].”