Thursday, March 23, 2017
Who Should The Democrats Should Nominate In 2020 ?
I'm sure many of you will think it's far too early to be picking a candidate for 2020 -- and you are right. But it's not too early to start thinking about who the Democrats have that could win in 2020, because getting Trump out of the White House in the next election is critical for the well-being of this country (or getting Pence out if Trump doesn't last that long).
The Harvard / Harris Poll asked that question of 2,092 registered voters between March 14th and 16th. The results are shown in the chart above. No "candidate" got a lot of support -- with the leaders being Bernie Sanders (who's NOT a Democrat) at 14%, Michelle Obama (who will not run) at 11%, Elizabeth Warren at 9%, and Hillary Clinton at 8%.
The overwhelming choice was that someone new was needed. I agree with that. The Democrats need a new candidate without a lot of baggage -- a candidate that can offer a fresh prospective.
I have a couple of people that I like for the job. They are pictured below -- former ambassador Caroline Kennedy and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. I believe either could energize the party and garner the support of most Americans -- and both are good progressives.