‘That makes it 26 people running for President’

Beth Fouhy, MSNBC senior politics editor told Chris Matthews, the host of Hardball, to keep an eye on Rep. Eric Swalwell as a potential 2020 presidential candidate.

“Wow,” said the bombastic Matthews at the conclusion of Tuesday’s show. He added, with only a tinge of hyperbole, “That makes it 26 people running for President.”

Swalwell’s interest in running for the highest office in the land has not been a secret for more than a year in Beltway circles and the East Bay.

But Fouhy’s declaration Tuesday that Swalwell is indeed serious about possibly mounting a presidential campaign adds another layer to speculation that it may actually occur.

What’s is driving the news this week is Swalwell’s appearance Tuesday at a rally in Iowa supporting J.D. Scholten, the Democratic congressional candidate challenging Republican Rep. Steve King this November.

Swalwell is also scheduled to appear at next week’s Iowa State Fair, an appearance almost de rigueur for any candidate eyeing a run at the 2020 Iowa Caucus. Since early 2017, Swalwell has made at least a dozen appearances in the Hawkeye State.

Of course, Swalwell was also born in Iowa and moved to the East Bay at a very early age.

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8 replies

  1. If Representative Smallwell survives the storm of media investigation and the national publicity it engenders remains to be seen. He has a lot of bodies buried that will certainly rise up like the Zombie Apocalypse.


  2. I agree with Theomordha, except it is more simple.

    Mr. Swalwell has lost any correction with a fact-based reality. Many say President Trump lies a lot…and bends the truth…Mr. Swalwell is both a congenital and pathological liar, who even makes Secretary Hillary Clinton blush. He’s so bad, he should be disbarred. Lawyers are not supposed to outright lie. Mr. Swalwell, and Mr. Adam Schiff should both be removed from the Bar Society of any state.

    Just watch him in any appearance on Tucker Carlson. All he does is repeat incoherent talking points. Repeating “Treason, Treason, Treason” with no argument to remotely justify the charge. It is like arguing with your crazy Uncle who lives in the basement. What’s the point?

    Seriously, his debating skills are right out of the Joseph Goebbels playbook.
    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the TRUTH is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
    — Joseph Goebbels

    …no truer words have been spoken. Goebbels knew exactly what he was doing.

    Again, now watch Swalwell on Tucker Carlson. .

    But, indeed, please run, Mr. Swalwell. It would ensure a 2nd Trump term…not that I have much doubt.


  3. Typo…Meant: “Any CONNECTION with a fact-based reality.”


  4. Here is Congressman Swalwell, again.

    CLEARLY, after hours of (D) talking point and debate training, with witty retorts, talking like a complete, illogical buffoon, about Russia, Russia, Russia.


  5. So, as of May, 2018, the “smoking gun” is that Trump, in a joke, asked the Russians to find the 30,000 lost Hillary emails. That’s it. That was the collaboration. Trump collaborated with the Russians because, in an ad lib, humorous quip, Mr. Trump asked the Russians to find the 30,000 lost Hillary emails….which we all should know was a communication, in plain sight, with his handlers in the Kremlin. It is obvious that Mr. Trump was giving the “OK” to Russian hackers to hack some more. THAT is seriously, their case. GIVE ME A BREAK!

    So, at the end of the day, the Mr. Swalwell’s whole case is based on Mr. Swalwell and the (D)s lack of intellectual skill to understand SARCASM. THAT’s their case. Trump’s sarcastic comment needs to be taken seriously. Holy Smokes! I can’t believe it. It is all childish.

    In a court of law, in a real case, the case would be immediately dismissed, and the prosecutor could be disbarred and and the defendant would file a case against the prosecution for “malicious prosecution.” The judge might file contempt charges against the prosecution, for wasting the taxpayers money.


    Mr. Swalwell is an embarrassment to our democracy, and we should remember that at election time.


  6. Only one will win donald trump


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