I am rooting for Maxine Waters. She seems to be the smartest candidate they have to offer.
http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017...idential-candidates-theyre-not-happy-options/Dem Insiders Reveal Their Likely 2020 Presidential Candidates - They're Not Happy With the Options
CALEB HULL | NOV 25, 2017 | 10:20 AM
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After the Democratic Party lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, the slate of potential 2020 candidates has been highly anticipated.
The Hill interviewed almost a dozen Democratic insiders and found that "as many as 30 candidates" are planning on running in the Democratic Party. Phil Singer, Hillary Clinton's former press secretary, stated, "You have a bunch of Celine Dion's but there's no Beatles."
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is at the top of the list of potential candidates as his closest supporters still believe that he would have beat Trump had he won the primary. Democratic strategist Brad Bannon stated, "His people have never gone away. And he has a loyal core following out there that will be with him come hell or high water."
He went on to even say that "the Sanders wing is becoming the dominant wing of the party." Sanders would be 79 in 2020, which would make him the oldest president in U.S. history if he won.
Next up in the line for Democratic presidential candidates is former vice president Joe Biden. Rumors have circulated of Biden eyeing a run and his recent book tour kept him in the public eye.
Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) said, "He's the perfect antidote to Trump. And he has broad appeal in areas of the country we have to win." Singer added, "he probably has the best voice at this stage of the game."
Another big name Democrat that could run in 2020 is Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Everyone interviewed by The Hill stated that Warren was a top contender. Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons also made the point that because of the recent sexual harassment allegations, it is very likely that a woman could win the primary.
"I'm not sure a man can get nominated as the Democratic nominee right now. There are some who could and should, but the level of vetting on male candidates will be more intense than normal. Democrats should be looking for people to capture this energy that is out there right now and I think Elizabeth Warren belongs at the top of that list."
Other options that The Hill found for Democratic presidential candidates included Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Deval Patrick the former Massachusetts governor.
Democrats have been striving for change in the party after their 2016 defeat, but it seems that all of their top options for presidential candidates have been in the public eye for years.