I’ve gone through a few theories about Eric “Douche Nukem” Swalwell’s presidential campaign. We’re talking about a guy who “jokingly” threatened to use nukes on anyone who resisted his unconstitutional plans before he even declared.
Every election cycle sees no-chance-in-hell candidates. Some do it for the visibility for other political plans. So kinda hope they have a chance, then drop out when they never get out of the single digits in polls.
Others are in it strictly for the campaign donations. This was my original theory about Nukie. Run a campaign. Get national donations from folks who don’t yet realize what a nutcase he is. Pack up, go home. Spend that campaign money on his next congressional election.