You’re probably up to your ears with politics, but the race for 2020 begins much earlier than most people realize.
President Trump is already campaigning for 2020. Meanwhile, the Democrats face an uphill battle in the coming election. They have many issues including a lack of message, talent, and money.
As DML NEWS reported in the recent past, the DNC is having a hard time paying its bills as donations to the Party are coming in slowly. Meanwhile, the Trump re-election campaign 2020 and the RNC are raising money at a record pace.
There are two major reasons why the Democrats are having a hard time building a war chest. The first is due to a lack of messaging. They have no clear leader now that Barack Obama is out of office and traveling the world like a celebrity. Without a vision for the future, there’s no reason for liberals to write checks.
The second reason is the lack of a visionary. Dennis Michael Lynch said months ago, “Who is the new face for the Democratic Party? They have nobody.”
As of now, the three top names tossed around as potential opponents to President Trump in 2020 are Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. All of them would be in their 70s during the campaign season, with Sanders and Biden soon to be 80.
According to The Hill, Obama donors are not looking to fund any of the three, especially former VP Biden.
The Hill interviewed ten of Obama’s top donors this week to see if they would back Biden in 2020; not one of them showed interest. Many stated Biden is a nice guy, but he is old news. They want new, fresh blood. The donors all expressed a need for someone who will get the base excited.
The Hill reports that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is the one name surfacing most often to lead Democrats into 2020.
Harris made a name for herself while questioning Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a June Senate hearing. After she was interrupted by Sens. Richard Burr and John McCain for her not letting the witnesses fully answer the questioning, she cried “sexism” and became the Democratic poster child for the hardships of being a black woman in government.
“Kamala has come to embody what’s next for our Party,” Ben LaBolt, a longtime Obama spokesman, told reporters last month.
But not all Democrats are behind Harris for president. For example, last month Sen. Dianne Feinstein frowned upon the idea of Harris being the Party’s nominee. “She just got here,” said Feinstein of the freshman senator. “What she should do is concentrate on being a good, and possibly a great, United States senator. The rest will either happen or not happen.”
Last month, DML NEWS reported that Harris has been speaking across the country and drumming up financial support for her colleagues, which could signal a move toward taking a national role as she sniffs out support for her own potential run. And if money talks, it says that she’s a lucrative prospect after having raised more than $600,000 this year on behalf of a Democratic Senate fund, according to the report.
Meanwhile, Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s senior adviser and confidante, has been trying to convince former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick to enter the 2020 race. Obama’s donors say they’re intrigued by Patrick.
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