Here’s Who is Lining Up To Run For President Now
The Democratic Party has been slowly falling apart for years. There are too many extremes within the party, causing it to experience more friction than it has in years’ past.
Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, is considered an extremist by many. Plenty of polls leading up to the vote identified that Democrats didn’t want her as the speaker.
For the most part, it didn’t even matter who you asked – the moderate Dems all the way to the progressive liberals. They found that she simply didn’t have what’s best for America at heart.
As if all of that wasn’t enough, the Democrats lining up to run for president in 2020 should show that there’s a problem. Usually, a handful of people will step up.
Most of them will run, and, in the end, it will come down to two or three that will be in the lead for the actual presidential nomination.
However, it seems like every Democrat with an agenda has announced that they want to run.
Who wants to run for president?
Prepare yourself, because the list is long.
There’s Joe Biden, who actually makes sense because many former vice presidents decide to make a go of it.
Then, there’s Bernie Sanders, who has been very loud and proud about his ideas of socialism. After that, there’s a long list of senators to include Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota, Cory Booker from New Jersey, Kamala Harris from California, Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts, and Kirsten Gillibrand from New York.
The list isn’t done, however. There are also quite a few governors, including Jay Inslee from Washington and John Hickenlooper, who was the former governor of Colorado.
Of course, Julian Castro, the former Housing and Urban Development Secretary and Tulsi Gabbard, a representative from Hawaii, want in on the action, too.
How in the world is the Democratic Party supposed to come to a decision when these are the options? It seems everyone thinks that they can do better than the next rather than rallying behind one really good possibility.
What about Trump?
The Democrats are so hell-bent on denying President Trump a second term for 2020 that they are willing to explore any nomination to go up against him.
However, they know that there’s a lot of pressure.
When it was Clinton and Trump for 2016, they thought they had it in the bag. However, people were so disgusted with Clinton and the allegations that were upon her that America chose a non-politician.
They chose Trump.
And Democrats are still mad about it. They’ve even gone as far as trying to abolish the Electoral College, all because Trump didn’t win the popular vote (which is primarily made up of California and NYC anyway).
The reality is that Trump won fair and square, and it’s killing the Democrats.
Clinton won in 487 counties in the country to 2626 that Trump won.
That means that even some of the registered Democrats wanted Trump over Clinton in office…but don’t tell Pelosi that.
Who can win over Trump?
That’s really what the Democrats want to figure out.
It’s why they’re willing to consider anyone with a hope and a dream. At this point, it’s unclear as to whether they want what’s best for the country.
They just want someone who will get the votes so that Trump doesn’t stay in office for four more years.
After all, why would we want a president in office that has helped North Korea end their nuclear weapons program or actively seek a solution to immigration? Why would be want to put an end to agenda-driven journalism and pull out of the Iranian nuclear deal?
The Democrats are focused on hating Trump at the moment, which is why Pelosi and the rest of the house haven’t done much since being in office except going after the Mueller report and look at ways to impeach him.
Looking at the list of who could potentially get the Democratic Party nomination, it truly could be anyone’s game. Some of the no-namers will probably go far because the big names will get picked off quickly, including Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.
It’s safe to say that the majority of Democrats don’t even want to see either of those two become president, let alone the first female president.
Time will tell.
If the Democrats have proven anything, it’s that they can’t decide on anything as a party.
This means that there will likely be a few more names to appear on the list before it’s time to put it to a vote.