Could there still be hope for anyone who isn't Diamond Joe?
Not sure about this folks. Imagine Trump leaving a 7 - 2 SC majority as his legacy if he gets reelected.
The thing is, before the first debate Biden was about 10 points higher, often winning over 40% in many polls. He's going down, slowly but surely...
Also, have a look who's winning: Sanders, Warren, Yang, Booker, Buttigieg, Gabbard, Castro and Inslee. In other words, there's a clear shift to the left in terms of policies, while the establishment candidates are all on the dropping side.
It's a bit sad that Castro doesn't seem to get any higher despite his good performances in the debates. While he's far from being my favorite candidate, he deserves more than what he has from performances alone imo.
Also: Tom Steyer will likely be in the next debates. Getting 3% polls in early states, pretty insane for someone most people probably don't even know. Since Castro is a lock-in and Gabbard and Gillibrang have better than even odds, that could be another 2 night debate after all.
As far as I understand, Tom Steyer was a big financier of progressive ideas in the democratic party. As a result, his name might have popped up often enough in the past, especially since he financed ads in favor of progressivism in the past. He's a billionaire in favor for raising taxes for the rich like himself, and a rather big environmentalist to boot. His actions in the past might have given him a good network to build upon.
He's probably running on his 5 Rights principle, which he believes every democrat should fight for. These are the right to vote, and rights for a good health, a complete education, living wages and a clean environment. All in all probably the exact opposite of Trump in terms of billionaires.