In October, the Des Moines Register wrote about John’s early start and his aggressive campaign for the Democratic nomination for President:
Beyond the early-and-often approach, Delaney is staking his candidacy on the idea that Democrats and Americans as a whole are hungry for a unifying force in politics and a commitment to broad-based, bipartisan solutions in Washington.
He believes, in short, that he can win by running to the middle, and by pulling the rest of the Democratic Party with him.
“Hyper-partisan politics is destroying our country,” Delaney says at almost every campaign stop. “It’s dividing communities; it’s even dividing families.”
As long as Donald Trump is president, Delaney argues, Republicans cannot claim to be the party of national unity. Given Democrats’ core belief in a positive role for government, they can.
“We ought to be the party that tries to restore some faith in government, and I actually think if we do that, we’ll restore the faith of the American people,” he said in Mason City. “This should be what the Democratic Party leads on because it’s not only the right answer for the common good of the country. Quite frankly, I believe it’s the right answer politically.”