2020 Dem Candidate Goes All In on Identity Politics: I’m ‘Just Another White Guy’
2020 Dem Candidate Goes All In on Identity Politics: I’m ‘Just Another White Guy’ The California congressman and 2020 Democratic contender shared a clip of a Vice News interview on Twitter with a caption that read, “I may be ‘another white guy,’ but I know where there are gaps in my knowledge or my experience and I know when to pass the mic.” In the clip, a Vice News reporter asked Swalwell, “Why should another white guy be president?” Swalwell responded by saying, “Well, a white guy who doesn’t see other identities or understand other experiences shouldn’t be president. I do.” He went on to say that he understands that on some issues there would be “gaps” in his “knowledge” and “experience,” but he would “pass the mic to people who do have that experience.” The candidate went on to reaffirm to Vice his commitment to ask a woman to serve as vice president if he became the Democratic nominee. If Swalwell was hoping for a boost from the interview, it didn’t come. The tweet quickly became “ratioed” – a term that is used when a tweet garners more comments than likes or shares. It is often seen as a sign of disapproval with the content of the post.