The Democratic Party will face a war of old faces versus new in its upcoming presidential primaries in 2020. The field of candidates already looks like Grand Central Station and it is anyone’s guess who will emerge the nominee.
Most experts are hesitant to make guesses considering the likes of unlikely candidates in the past who captured their party’s crown. That would include in recent years Barack Obama, Mike Dukakis, and George McGovern. No one dares to dismiss lesser known names such as Kamala Harris of California, Beto O’Rourke of Texas, or Kristen Gillibrand of New York.
Not unlike the 1972 Democratic presidential race to challenge incumbent Richard Nixon, so many candidates in the field can only mean an all-out ideological war that could lead to scorched earth for the party, bad feelings, and a confused electorate. A party that has now been infiltrated by the far left and socialism is fully loaded with the cash necessary to topple more traditional voices like Joe Biden of Delaware.
The new socialism being touted by many of the lesser-known candidates is a product of millennial naiveté. The children of the eighties and nineties have been isolated in a world with no major wars, depressions, or financial crisis. Their view of the world is one of dreams that can never actually become reality, that is the definition of socialism in America. The idea of free college and healthcare would bankrupt the country, but the crowds they attract gravitate to their words.
Realistically the contest should boil down to three to five legitimate candidates. That would include former Vice-President Joe Biden, Sen. and independent socialist Bernie Sanders, failed Texas senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke of Texas, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, and most likely, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg simply because he has more money than God.
Money will be the major reason one candidate leapfrogs over another. Very quickly in the primary season there will be a rush for the exit door as money dries up and TV ads are unaffordable. But for now, half of the party is considering a run. It is a stark fact that if the campaign of these candidates is focused solely on bashing the hated Donald Trump, his 2020 victory will be a resounding landslide.
One surprise observation should be the likes of none other than Hillary Clinton. Don’t discount her anxiousness to avenge 2016 and rise as the last hurrah. She has more money in her campaign war chest than anyone else aside from Bloomberg. She very well could come from a divided party of candidates and meet Trump once more.
Dwight L. Schwab, Jr. is an award-winning national political and foreign affairs columnist and published author. He has spent over 35 years in the publishing industry. His long-running articles include many years at Examiner.com and currently Newsblaze.com. Dwight is an author of two highly acclaimed books, "Redistribution of Common Sense - Selected Commentaries on the Obama Administration 2009-2014" and "The Game Changer - America's Most Stunning Election in History." He is a native of Portland, Oregon, a journalism graduate from the University of Oregon, and a resident of the SF Bay Area. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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