I don't; not yet. I think we'll have to see how the mid-terms shape up. If Democrats do well, then they can have a say in the legislative agenda instead of just reacting to the Republicans. Then it's more likely that someone will emerge as a candidate.
Trump will be laughing all the way to the bank.Personally, I like what I've seen from Chris Murphy and Jeff Merkley, and it'd be great to have someone like Kamala Harris or Tammy Duckworth as VP (or vice versa). I love Elizabeth Warren, but she'll be 70 in 2020 and we really need some younger, more diverse blood in the seat. Also like Kristen Gillibrand, maybe with someone like Joaquin Castro as veep.
Either that or he is arrogant enough that he will run again. He seems to be grooming his daughter to run one day....I really love Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.
Like many, I am waiting until the midterms are over to see what happens.
My son and I have been speculating that Trump won’t run for a second term. He will tell the people that he has had the most successful presidency in history. He will say he’s accomplished more than any other president in half the time and there is nothing more for him to do, so he won’t be running for a second term. Then there will really be some fun at the polls in 2020.
The Democratic Party, locked in a power struggle between liberals and progressives, has more to fear from the rise of a third-party candidate in 2020 than the GOP, according to a newly released poll.
An icitizen survey released Monday found that most Democrats — 60 percent — were likely to consider voting for a third-party presidential candidate in three years, compared with just 29 percent of Republicans.
Among unaffiliated voters, the figure was 76 percent.
The online survey of 1,176 adults, which weighted responses to align with U.S. Census demographic benchmarks, comes with the Democratic Party establishment grappling with its rising left wing.
That split was exemplified by the hard-fought 2016 presidential primary between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders, a progressive favorite.
With news of a petition to ‘Draft Bernie [Sanders] For President,’ many groups are looking to create a new party and make a run in 2020,” said the icitizen analysis.
The poll had good news for Berniecrats, Libertarians and Greens: 70 percent of those surveyed agreed that third parties are necessary and that the two major parties “do not represent them well.”
“Poll results suggest that an overall majority of Americans, including Democrats and Republicans, are looking for more representation of Americans’ views and are likely to give a third party candidate a chance in 2020,” said icitizen director of polling Cynthia Villacis in a statement.
While U.S. third-party presidential candidates have fought to gain relevance, they have also been credited with playing spoiler roles in at least two recent elections.
Running as the Reform Party candidate, Texas businessman Ross Perot helped doom President George H.W. Bush’s 1992 re-election bid, while Green Party candidate Ralph Nader may have siphoned votes from Democrat Al Gore Jr. in 2000.
The poll found sentiment for third parties was strongest among young voters: Fully 84 percent of voters 18-34 said they believed a third political party was necessary.
The icitizen survey was conducted between June 14-16 among icitizen users, with a margin of error of 2.86 percentage points.
Missy, the Washington Times is a very conservative newspaper and I wouldn't believe any poll they conduct on anything, much less what Democrats think.Do you think a 3rd party candidate could ever win the presidential election? A poll from this past summer shows that the majority of democrats don’t feel either party represents them well.
Here’s hoping the mid-terms will bring forth some excellent candidate options.
Thanks Rainwood. I had no clue about the Washington Times. But yeah I guess I am dreaming we will have some amazing candidates for the democratic party. Really hoping someone fresh and qualified and intelligent and compassionate and fair and good will come onto the scene or perhaps that person is already here and I don't know about it. I am hoping hard and praying in a non religious way because you know who cannot be elected again. He just cannot.Missy, the Washington Times is a very conservative newspaper and I wouldn't believe any poll they conduct on anything, much less what Democrats think.
Sadly, yes. Although I love her and think that she could rip him into pieces in debates. But yes, her chances of being elected are low.Trump would eat her up alive. EW's chance of beating Trump are slim and none!
No one needs to vote for Democrats if he does not want to, and Manchin may switch parties. His daughter Heather Bresch's controversy with epi pen was bad enough. A kid died because of peanut butter allergy and inability to afford epi pen.There is not one of any listed that I would vote for. Probably the only dem I would ever vote for is Joe Manchin.