The Hill site has been steadily featuring Kamala Harris in its 2020 Democratic nomination Presidential coverage….
So it’s a bit of a surprise to see todays piece that would give one the impression that Barack Obama is leaning toward’s ex-Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick for the nomination….
Turns out the author of the piece is actually talking about divisions in Obama’s former staff people….
Some want Patrick…
Some want Kamala Harris…
And Obama himself would be looked at to support Joe Biden if he actually decided to run for the 3rd time…
Nobody actually knows who the ex-President will support in the end…
And it really isn’t gonna be up to him, even if he’ll probably have some sway in the final result….
As we saw the last time….
The fight should be in political trenches…
“I want to see a wide open a process where there are no front runners,” said Democratic strategist Jim Manley. “The idea that anyone is out there pushing for one person or another is a mistake.”
While the 2020 election is still more than three years away, potential candidates must already prepare for the possibility of a race.
The fight for key staff members and donors will not be delayed.
One former aide to Clinton said there’s a danger with Obama heavyweights being seen as aligning with a candidate because it could deepen factions within the party.
Val fight between the Sanders and Clinton wings from 2016 has left scars, with supporters of both candidates blaming the other, at least to a degree, over President Trump’s victory.
Still, some strategists say even if the Obama allies have their favorites, it won’t matter much in the end.
“The best idea is to wait and see who Dem voters feel some affection for and rally around that person to help them win,”….Share on Facebook