This Presidential Campaign is Starting Earlier than Ever

William S. Bike
4 min readMar 12

Blame the media — and Donald Trump

Presidential nominees used to be determined at the party’s convention. Not anymore. (Library of Congress collection, George Grantham Bain photo.)

By William S. Bike

It’s 20 months until the presidential election, and already Donald Trump, Nikki Haley, and Marianne Williamson have declared their candidacies — with Ron DeSantis and Joe Biden ready to jump in at any moment.

William S. Bike

Author of "Winning Political Campaigns," a how-to book on all aspects of political campaigning, and commentator on history and baseball.