The largest Democratic field in the modern political era is lining up to seek the party’s 2020 presidential nomination – and is expected to keep growing.
The diverse group vying to challenge President Donald Trump, the likely Republican nominee, includes six U.S. senators. A record six women are running, as well as black, Hispanic and openly gay candidates who would make history if one of them became the party’s nominee.
Here are the Democrats who have launched campaigns or are expected to pursue a presidential bid, listed in order of their RealClearPolitics national polling average for those who register in opinion surveys. (For a graphic, see: tmsnrt.rs/2Ff62ZC)
It is uproariously entertaining to see the scurryings of the innumerable host of Democratic presidential candidates in what is already more of a lottery than a quest for the nomination of a great party to the world’s greatest office.
The Gadarene stampede to (and over) the edge of the abyss of all who advocate open borders, 70 percent income taxes, the green terror, socialized medicine, legalized infanticide, reparations to native and African-Americans, packing the Supreme Court, and vacation of the Electoral College, has finally elicited, in a Churchillian expression, a tiny mouse of dissent. The charge to oblivion reminds me of 1972. I had the privilege of knowing Richard Nixon in his last five years of his life and he described to me the reaction he and his wife had to the Democratic opposition of that year. Senator George McGovern (D-S.D.) was nominated on a platform that included a general income tax increase, the transportation by school buses of millions of children all around every metropolitan area to distant neighborhoods in search of “racially balanced” schools, and a capitulation to North Vietnam that was, as even the New York Times acknowledged, more humiliating to the United States than Hanoi was seeking.
It was 3 a.m. when McGovern got to give his nomination acceptance speech in Miami, but Mr. and Mrs. Nixon were in San Clemente, California and as it was only midnight, they watched the speech. Nixon told me that neither of them said a word as the speech was delivered in the Mr. Peepers monotone of the nominee, and that when he ended, the president turned to his wife and uttered this reflection: “All our time in politics, we have fought the Democrats of Roosevelt, Truman, Stevenson, Jack, Lyndon, and Hubert; all substantial and formidable men. How did that great party fall into the hands of such jerks?” (The real last word is not suitable to repeat in a family magazine.)
BOSTON (CBS) — The auditorium at Northeastern University was at capacity. It was filled with millennials, excited to see one of their own on this stage, not only here, but nationwide.
“I think the younger the better, I think we really need that representation in the highest office,” MaryKate Murphy, a sophomore at the university said.
Every one of the 992 seats of Northeastern’s Blackman Auditorium was taken. All there to hear from the mayor of South Bend Indiana and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.
“And it makes so much sense because by definition the longer you plan to be here the more you have at stake in the decisions that are being made right now,” Buttigieg said.
The 37-year-old candidate, was happy to join the university’s discussion about millennials in politics. “I don’t remember the last politician that impressed me that much,” added Milton Posner, a sophomore at the university.