Opinion: Maneuvering among Democrats has already begun for the 2020 Presidential election
EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.
WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) - Believe it or not, maneuvering among Democrats has already begun for the presidential election in 2020.
Who are some of the potential nominees? Let’s take a look.
There are some familiar names in the Senate such as liberal senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
Kamala Harris of California and Corey Booker of New Jersey are younger senators widely seen as angling for the nomination.
Among governors – Terry McAuliffe of Virginia, who was also a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is a name that keeps popping up among political insiders.
Former Vice President Joe Biden says he's not closing the door on a 2020 run. Biden will be a few days short of 78 years old on election day in 2020.
Lastly, Hillary Clinton – I am not joking.
I believe that the book and the accompanying are parts of yet another attempted comeback.
Would the Democrats do this to themselves?
The facts suggest so – just look at the hyperventilation among establishment Democrats in response to Donna Brazile’s allegations about troubles with the Clinton campaign and the candidate herself.
Here is the bottom line: I expect the debate stage during the 2020 Democrat primaries to have over a dozen candidates, unlike the coronation which was the 2016 Democratic contest. The Democrats cannot allow for their nomination process to have any semblance of being rigged if they want to continue to be relevant as a national party.