This time there will be no step asides for Hillary Clinton in 2020….
(My feeling is Clinton IS putting herself in position to run , if asked anyways)
Right now the pundits have Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren as their fab two…But this Dog discount’s both are way too far either to the left or niche players …..Kirsten Gillibrand has just announced that she is focused on getting re-elected next year….New York Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to be building a foundation for a run after handles his re-election run next year….There are more names being mentioned , but those seem to be wishful thinking or outright long…long shots….
My early feeling is that Cory Booker is in the lead…..
Someone to also watch is a woman who seems to fit into where Democrats NEED to regain momentum …..
Sen. Amy Klobucher , one Michigans Democratic Senators….
Like others who spoke at a Democratic Party fundraiser here, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said that so much has changed nationwide since President Trump took office.
“Back in January, on that inaugural stage, I was officially displaced as the most famous Slovenian American by Melania Trump,” she joked. “That was hard on me.”
“Every time I look at her,” Klobuchar deadpanned, “it’s like looking in the mirror.”
The crowd burst into laughter, but then Klobuchar — known as one of the funnier members of Congress — turned serious, strongly criticizing President Trump for his late-night tweets, and his attacks on immigrants, Muslim refugees, federal judges and the news media.
“Donald Trump kind of likes it when we talk about him, right? But here in Iowa, you pride yourself on being first. First in corn production, first in hogs — first in caucuses,” she said. “Let’s be the first Democratic Party dinner where the rest of the night we don’t even mention his name.”
Klobuchar poses for a photo with Clay Webster, a junior at Drake University, as state Senate Minority Leader Rob Hogg (D) watches. (Rachel Mummey/For The Washington Post)
That line earned strong applause from about 300 Democrats and independents who showed up Sunday night to hear a little-known senator from a neighboring state who may one day compete in their presidential caucuses. The party’s base, intently focused on winning back statehouses and seats in Congres in 2018, is already being courted and prodded by potential 2020 candidates….
Before the speech, Klobuchar said that Democrats have done a good job this year “sussing out what kinds of things [Trump] is really going to do. But I think it’s time now to start moving forward with an economic agenda and start putting it out there for people.”
That agenda is being shaped by the bustling “resistance” and an increasingly active left. For much of Barack Obama’s presidency, Democratic activists expected Hillary Clinton to run as his successor. They worked, with some success, to move her to the left on issues including health care, wages and criminal justice reform; they found more success when Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) waged a stronger primary challenge than anyone had expected.
Sanders, who will turn 79 in 2020, has deflected questions about a second run. But his influence on the party, and candidates’ view of where the party has moved, is unmistakable….
He, he, he…..
Here’s The Hill’s list of 43 possible Democrats that could run for the parties nomination in 2020….
Not ALL of them are Democrats….
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