A Democratic Dilemma

Well I got it down to 30 names and said to myself, “Now what do I do with it.” I’m talking about the field of Democrats who may run for president in 2020 and deserve at least a mention. I needed a few articles I could write well in advance for the period of time I’m taking off but this is way more material than I needed. I quickly came to the conclusion that the only way to handle this volume was to make it a series. It gets much more complicated and challenging. Let’s explore.

I broke the 30 down into five groups. The first problem is that many fit in more than one group and the challenge is that some may declare or announce that they are not running before publishing time. Add to that my track record from 2016 when I never even mentioned Donald Trump in my series on the 2016 GOP field because I, like many, didn’t take his candidacy seriously. That plus this posting would make for six articles however it may be more because some groups have more and more serious contenders.

Now if you think I have a problem, America has a larger one. If we end up with a huge amount of contenders (and I fear and think we will) history may repeat itself. That was a major part of the Republicans’ problem in 2016. In the process several legitimate, qualified candidates ended up losing to Donald Trump and then he wound up in the White House. My list of 30 contains several people that I feel are totally unqualified but none have the character flaws of Trump; that being said, I still don’t want them sitting behind the big desk in the Oval Office.

Fortunately there are several among the 30 who would certainly make good if not great presidents. With thirty being handled in a relative few articles I will certainly not be able to get into a detailed analysis of any of them. I have also decided not to stratify them into tiers. I have a habit of being an early endorser and 2020 will probably not be an exception but I will not be making an endorsement at this series’ conclusion.

My biggest challenge is that there are several I would rather not see run and that includes arguably the most qualified. How do I communicate that?

This particular posting is basically a preamble of much of what you’ll be reading over the next bit so I’ll leave you with this much, the list of 30 in alphabetical order.

Michael Avenatti, Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Cory Booker, Sherrod Brown, Julian Castro, Hillary Clinton, Mark Cuban, Andrew Cuomo, John Delaney, Eric Gacetti, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, John Hickenlooper, Eric Holder, Tim Kaine, Amy Klobuchar, Mitch Landrieu, Terry McAuliffe, Jeff Merkley, Chris Murphy, Martin O’Malley, Duval Patrick, Bernie Sanders, Howard Schultz, Tom Steyer, Eric Swalwell, Mark Warner, Elizabeth Warren and Oprah Winfrey.

That’s quite a field; I just hope I didn’t miss the next president of the United States.

Please note: This article was written well in advance of publishing in order to accommodate my holiday travel and grandpa time schedule.

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