During CNN’s coverage of the New Hampshire Democratic primary results, Van Jones likened the Democratic presidential primary candidates taking on President Trump to Marvel’s The Avengers taking on the villain Thanos. The CNN political analyst said everybody is partially able to take him on but there is not one that can go against the president and beat him.
GLORIA BORGER, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST: There a lot of maybe history making candidates, but it seems to me that in talking to voters there’s no one they see this time as a transformational candidate or they would coalesce around a transformational candidate.
Maybe it takes time to build someone who looks like a transformational candidate. I mean, you would know a lot about that, David. But I think that in talking to people, they’re sort of trying to figure out that there isn’t anybody that they say, oh, my goodness, this is the person.
VAN JONES, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Or if they feel that way, it’s not sustained. So they feel like, everybody’s like having all this kind of like crushes, you know, it’s like back to junior high school and then — but nobody actually gets engaged.
The other thing is it just feels like everybody is partially able to take on Trump but not really. So it’s like, you’ve got the Avengers against Thanos, right? So, you know, if you get, Thor is this and you had a Hulk is that, and you had Amy is this, if you had Pete’s that, but there is no one candidate yet that feels that everybody feels like can actually go up against Thanos and beat him.