Possible Dem Candidates for Pres in 2020

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  1. 82CardsGrad

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    Saw this on CNN's website... Man, I just don't know how I feel about this list of potential 2020 candidates:

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    I like Harris, but I get the feeling America isn't ready for a woman president. Holder is an interesting choice.
     
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    Yea... but I think Holder is far too connected to linked with Obama...just not sure that would be helpful. I keep thinking that it would be best to push out more of a centrist, versus someone who can be potentially labeled as a radical leftist/socialist... I just don't know someone like that could get elected in 2020. Maybe I'm wrong and maybe it's nothing more than my own gut desire - to have a centrist/moderate type candidate.
     
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    Yeah, it's really disheartening. Biden is a non-starter for me. I like Warren well enough, but I think it would be too easy for Trump to paint her as weak. Her voice and physical presence are grandmotherly. Harris is a star and is excellent at not taking crap from anyone, but she'd have to overcome a ton of prejudice. Gillebrand would have everyone wondering, "Why not Warren or Harris?" Sanders has done too much damage, is too old, and might be in with the Russians himself. The rest are no-names, lightweights, or both.

    Harris is the only one I'm excited about, but she'd be facing an uphill climb. The good news is that she's already running (her obligatory book is coming out next year), so we'll know in a year or so whether she has gotten major financial backing.

    To be honest, our country's best hope for the next four years might be a Republican challenger who makes himself palatable to the center. It's really hard to see any of these specific Democrats getting elected.
     
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    Booker is interesting to me...
     
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    Lightweight, tries to be all things to all people, flash without much substance. I'm not a fan.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    Holder is awful - a definite lowlight within the Obama administration
     
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    Joe L The people's champ

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    Man, glad I am not the only one who feels this way. I like him, but he just spreads it on too thick for my taste.
     
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    At least half the field above qualify as centrists, and 30 years ago right of center.
     
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    How so?
     
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    agree.

    out of all them... an uninspiring bunch not as people but strictly as "candidates" who I think will/can excite people, Harris is probably the best of the bunch.

    But I don't know if the country will vote for a woman... of color... from evil California.

    That's a lot of strikes against her right off the bat... completely idiotic, racist, mysogionistic strikes, but that's where our country is right now.
     
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    The political spectrum, especially among the GOP has shifted radically to the right. things that used to be championed by moderates in the GOP (EPA, Education, etc) are now derided as leftist/socialist.


    If you view all of those 10 as left-wing, then you need to recalibrate.

    Obama and Clinton were both slightly left of center. Far closer to middle than any of the GOP candidates in 2016 (Kasich was the closest)
     
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    The Dems have also shifted fairly well to the right and are closer to Republicans of the 70's and 80's than not. Because of their swing to the Far Right, the GOP is causing a backlash from Dems and the party is likely to swing more to the far left as a counter balance. I just hope it doesn't swing too far...
     
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    Depends on how you view that list. For me, what I personally want and hope for (wish list) would look different from my logical who I think can take it all list.

    My thoughts on who could win the General in order:
    • Joe Biden - I think he has the best chance to pull the party together and win General.
    • Corey Booker - Lacks the wide appeal/charisma that Obama had but he could manage to pull in the Obama coalition.
    • Bernie Sanders - If he could pull off a miracle and win the Primary I think he could win the General
    • Kamala Harris - absolutely love her but I feel between racists and she haters it would be tough for her to win the General.
    • Elizabeth Warren - very capable but her image has some questions & see she haters above.

    Wish List:
    • Bernie Sanders
    • Kamala Harris
    • Corey Booker
    • Elizabeth Warren
    • Joe Biden
    At leas that is where my head is at during this moment.
     
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