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Democrat Choices 2020: Old Well-Known Left Wingers or Young No-Name Left Wingers

Democrat Choices 2020: Old Well-Known Left Wingers or Young No-Name Left Wingers

“Trump could be harder to beat for reelection than the base would like to admit”

Democrats have a big problem in 2020. Their bench features only two types of candidates, senior citizens with name recognition and younger candidates who are largely unknown. Politically, they run the gamut from left to further left.

Edward-Isaac Dovere writes at Politico:

Dems’ 2020 dilemma: Familiar 70-somethings vs. neophyte no-names

Old but well-known vs. fresh but anonymous: That’s how the 2020 Democratic presidential field is shaping up so far — and it’s causing anxiety within a party starting to acknowledge that President Donald Trump could be harder to beat for reelection than the base would like to admit.

The older generation — Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — would be tested and experienced on the national stage, with high name recognition and built-in support. They’d also all be in their 70s, people who’ve been around forever for Trump to use as perfect foils for exactly what he stands against.

Then there’s everyone else looking at a White House run who could embody a new start, separate from the Washington and political establishment that repel voters. But they’re virtually unknown, and they’d be running against the most famous man in the world who’s proved he can dominate every news cycle.

If only, Democrats say, there was some person under 55 who had any profile.

“That person doesn’t exist,” said Howard Dean, the 2004 presidential candidate and former Democratic National Committee chair.

John Sexton of Hot Air notes the ages of the older candidates:

The two people who probably are first in line to run are Biden and Sanders. Biden would be 77 in 2020 and, if he won, would turn 78 before he was inaugurated. Speaking of a possible Biden run, unnamed Democrats tell Politico, “it’s not what we need right now.” Sanders, the other person with the most claim to be on the ticket, will be 79 on election day in 2020. Elizabeth Warren would be a relatively spry 71 years old on election day.

On the younger side, California Senator Kamala Harris is already showing signs of her intent to run. She’s also aligning herself with Bernie Sanders. She just announced that she will co-sponsor his “Medicare for all” legislation.

Brooke Seipel reports at The Hill:

Kamala Harris announces she will co-sponsor single-payer healthcare

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) announced during a town hall on Wednesday that she would support Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) “Medicare for All” bill, which would institute a single-payer health insurance system.

“I intend to co-sponsor the ‘Medicare for All’ bill because it’s just the right thing to do,” Harris announced Wednesday at a town hall in Oakland.

“It’s not just about what is morally and ethically right, it also makes sense just from a fiscal standpoint,” she said.

The decision to co-sponsor Sanders’s bill is Harris’s first instance of publicly supporting single-payer.

In July, Harris said she supported single-payer “as a concept” but that lawmakers still needed to “work out the details.”

Sanders said earlier this week that he was building support for his “Medicare for All” bill.

Harris is also pushing the left’s concept of healthcare as a right.

It’s funny how a party that constantly questions the limits of the First and Second Amendments, believes healthcare is a right.

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American Human | September 1, 2017 at 8:44 am

Are you telling me that you’ve never heard of John Delaney (D) Potomac Maryland?
Potomac MD is the “richest” place in the State. Delaney is an inherited multi-millionaire. He has declared his intention to run for President in 2020. If you recall in 2016 MD Governor Martin O’Malley ran for president and at at TownHall meeting in Iowa somewhere only two people showed up.
This is just to give you an idea of how popular Maryland democrat politicians are with the rest of the country.
Alan Keys is from MD and was much more popular with the country in general when he ran for the president in 2008. He worked in the Reagan Administration and is a passionate conservative, brilliant and no one could argue against him on the facts. I considered myself a “Key-ster” during that time. He was massively more popular than O’Malley with the country. Delaney – the only reason I know of him is because he is my representative in congress.

The GOP might have a bigger problem then it thinks it will have if President Trump doesn’t fulfill several of his promises.

The Wall
Obamacare
Taxes & Jobs
Refugees

Big promise’s but those issues are what’s on the minds of the average citizen.

    Old0311 in reply to C. Lashown. | September 1, 2017 at 9:43 am

    These are problems for the GOPe to solve and the nut cutting is just around the corner.

    mailman in reply to C. Lashown. | September 1, 2017 at 10:04 am

    The GOPe needs to be careful here. If they continue to stall Trumps America First agenda they are going to suffer the consequences BUT its not going to benefit either the Democrats OR the Democrats (oh sorry, did I say Democrats twice? I was confused because it really does look like there is no difference between the swamp Democrats and swamp Republicans).

    Trump will hammer the GOPe with the full force of their own incompetence and get his own people voted in to kick out the swamp rats.

    Those rats left in place will see their days are numbered and do one of two things…they will either try to entrench themselves even deeper in to the system with their Democrat party friends OR they will fall in to line and do something new, like what is best for America first.

    Its win-win for Trump and his band of [insert what ever the current liberal insult is].

      mrtomsr in reply to mailman. | September 1, 2017 at 10:52 am

      I love to believe that is what could happen, however, if there weren’t so many entrenched liberal appointed bureaucrats still in their positions, still obstructing, and still leaking damaging propaganda, I could feel better about possibly replacing the elected critters across both houses, that have a greater than 90% re-election rate.

      tom swift in reply to mailman. | September 1, 2017 at 11:24 am

      and get his own people voted in to kick out the swamp rats.

      Ummm … who?

      There’s the weak point. Trump’s not a Party; he doesn’t have a farm team system developing young up-and-comers and grooming them for the national stage. He doesn’t even have enough loyalists to staff his administration, and has to use relatives—the only people he can be reasonably certain won’t stab him in the back whenever convenient.

    Petrushka in reply to C. Lashown. | September 1, 2017 at 10:37 am

    I don’t think that’s Trump’s problem. I’m guessing several nevertrumpers will fall in the primaries next year.

    But we’ve just emerged from nine months of the most intens and expensive coup attempt ever perpetrated in the United States. Not just by the opposing party, but by the entire media establishment. Involving not policy differences, but lies and lies, and lies told by the intelligence community and FBI.

    It will be interesting to see what happens when the momentum shifts.

    scaulen in reply to C. Lashown. | September 1, 2017 at 11:02 am

    They look so uncomfortable sitting on the floor in that pic. Kind of like a lot of hips got thrown out.

Look for a liberal celebrity outsider with name recognition and tons of money to declare: George Clooney, Mark Zuckerberg, Carrot Top, et al.

I remember not too long ago the Dems pointed and laughed at the GOP – calling them the party of “old guys.”
Not exactly a youth rally at the DNC is it?

Why is it when we see photos of old Democrat comrades, they almost invariably have the clenched fist pose?

    tom swift in reply to Whitewall. | September 1, 2017 at 11:30 am

    It used to be a standard communist pose, familiar from the Spanish Civil War and, a bit later, the Cultural Revolution. Something like a gang signal.

    The fact that it’s now fashionable among some Americans is not a good sign.

    It always cracks me up when they do it thinking they look tough, but you can tell by the way they’ve formed their “fist” that they don’t know the first thing about fighting. If Grandma hit somebody with that “fist” her wrist would snap like a brittle twig.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Whitewall. | September 1, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    That, or the upraised index finger, or wagging their finger like their audience did something bad.

What happened to Maxine Waters? Thought she was a shoe in!

I think it’s more of a choice between old fools & young idiots..however maybe I got that backwards

The old adage, “One picture is worth a thousand words.”

In this case, a few more: corrupt clown #1, corrupt clown #2, corrupt clown #3, corrupt clown #4.

Speaking of which: when is hillary clinton being indicted?

    Clinton will never be indicted for anything. She and her mob know something about anyone who might be a threat. They have money that will be used to pay people off. Money and fear of losing a position
    and whatever power that position someone might have are the factors that run the swamp.

I don’t want Hillary indicted. I want her to spend the rest of her life believing she deserves, is owed, and will win the next presidential election.

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