There are now 23 candidates running for the Democratic nomination. Unlike the 23 flavors that make up Dr. Pepper, there is not much distinction between the 23 candidates.

On Thursday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio threw his hat in the ring to be the candidate to challenge Donald Trump.

President Trump welcomed him to the race: “The Dems are getting another beauty to join their group. Bill de Blasio of NYC, considered the worst mayor in the U.S., will supposedly be making an announcement for president today. He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he’s your man. NYC HATES HIM!”

Welcome to the race, Bill.

Mayor de Blasio is another run-of-the-mill radical leftist; he is par for the course in the crowded Democratic field.

Mayor de Blasio has governed as a progressive. He has raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour, enacted universal prekindergarten and free preschool, and challenged the Trump family’s New York business enterprises.

The mayor has some crazy plans to combat climate change as well.

He wants to eliminate glass on the city’s skyscrapers.

I am not kidding.

According to Architects Newspaper, “The ‘ONENYC 2050 initiative’, which would see the city go fully carbon neutral by 2050, tackles climate change through new building codes, glass tower crackdowns, renewable energy requirements, citywide composting, investing in resiliency planning, and by supporting the new congestion pricing scheme. The $14 billion package would, combined with actions taken by the prior administration, reduce carbon emissions from a 2005 baseline level by 40 percent by 2030.”

Great idea. Rebuild all of the largest city in America for an unprovable future “global catastrophe.”

De Blasio elaborated on his plans to eliminate glass curtain walls when he said, “Now, we’re going to take it another step because part of the problem here is that buildings got built that never should have been built to begin with if we were thinking about the needs of our Earth. … Some of them you can see right behind us in the background. And so, we are going to introduce legislation to ban the glass and steel skyscrapers that have contributed so much to global warming. They have no place in our city or on our Earth anymore.

“If a company wants to build a skyscraper, they can use a lot of glass if they do all the other things needed to reduce emissions. But putting up monuments to themselves that harmed our Earth and threatened our future, that will no longer be allowed in New York City.”

Those so-called monuments to themselves create tens of thousands of jobs. They are rather useful monuments to many people.

What is in the water in New York City? If you are Democrat in the city, you must have a radical climate proposal. Just look at Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “Green New Deal.”

The cover of the New York Daily News summed up de Blasio’s chances of becoming president. It featured a group of people on a couch laughing at him.

That says it all.