Damn Daniel rose to nationwide prominence in 2016, and though most pundits welcomed a young perspective in a race crowded with aging politicians, some are asking if he has what it takes to hold the highest office. Here are some facts that you need to know about the rising political star:
1. Damn Daniel is currently polling behind most candidates for the nomination, but has a lot of name recognition to cash in on.
Major polls consistently show Damn Daniel behind high-profile candidates like Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey. This will be a big challenge for the Daniel campaign, as the race is already crowded with experienced politicians. Though polls aren’t currently looking good for Damn Daniel, a recent study shows that he might be able to cash in on a valuable demographic other candidates are disregarding, the 13–17 year old demographic. When I asked students at Middlebury Junior High School recently about candidates for the Democratic nomination that stood out to them, over eight of them pointed at Damn Daniel’s name and asked “Is that the white Vans guy?” completely glossing over big-name candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Vice President Joe Biden. If that’s any indication, I think Damn Daniel will have a solid base of support for his campaign.
2. Damn Daniel raised eyebrows in 2016 for his silence during the Hillary Clinton e-mail server scandal.
While it might have saved him some political points in 2016, Damn Daniel will assuredly have to answer tough questions from both sides in 2019 regarding his position on the Hillary Clinton e-mail server scandal.
3. Damn Daniel isn’t against reaching across the aisle to get things done.
In an increasingly polarized political atmosphere, the ability to compromise and work together with Republicans has become more and more rare. While other candidates have attacked President Trump and Republicans, notably for their role in the government shutdown, Damn Daniel has resisted attacking Republicans, allowing him a clean reputation he hopes will allow him to work with Republican legislators.
4. Damn Daniel got shoe.
Damn Daniel got shoe.
5. Damn Daniel would be the first viral Democratic nominee.
While big names like Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Beto O’Rourke certainly have an immense social media presence, none of the candidates announced have run a campaign based solely on the popularity of a thirty second internet video from 2016. While some pundits have criticized Damn Daniel for lacking the experience needed to hold the highest office in the country, no one can argue that his presidency would mark a historic first for the country in a time when a first might just be what’s needed.