All right, I messed up the OP just a tad bit. It was NOT intentional, please believe me, and I’ll try to fix the oversight here:
According to NBC news, and who knows Democrat politics better, NBC being essentially a mouthpiece for the party, it is Beto O’Rourke who is at present the Democrat Party 2020 frontrunner and favorite. Here is your reference:
I agree with them Beto would be a formidable candidate. I just did not think of him when I wrote the OP. But if Beto carried Texas for the Democrats the election would be over before it even could start. And Trump would be finished. Trump cannot win without Texas. Period.
On the day my mom came into this world, TR was POTUS. Today he is on Mt. Rushmore alongside three other notable former POTUS officeholders.
But later, in 1912, even TR’s Bull Moose run fell short, though he came in second. TR split the Republican vote that year, electing Wilson in the process.
That 1912 race is instructive because I can foresee the exact same thing happening to Trump in 2020. Trump is so detested by some Republicans that they would prefer a Democrat officeholder to him. And Trump’s margin will be so slim, if it exists at all, that any (even semi) prominent Republican on the ballot as a third party candidate will easily siphon off enough votes to elect the Democrat.
Interesting that in the case of TR during his Bull Moose run, he actually out-polled the incumbent Republican (Taft), who ended up coming in third!! Either Taft or TR, in a one-on-one race against Wilson, could have prevailed. Instead stubbornness and Wilson prevailed.
Great and instructive post! This is the first I have seen mention of Ms. Kennedy’s name as being in the running.
I think the Democrats will enhance their chances for success by nominating a (relatively) younger person, like Kennedy or O’Rourke or Harris . . . . or Michelle Obama if she would accept the nomination.
I think they would harm themselves by nominating a candidate even more fossilized than Trump. To be fair to Trump, though, he seems to have a lot of get-up-and-go for a person his age. But he nevertheless is old compared with the aforementioned younger Democrat possibilities.
Well, you made me go back and check xerty’s list. Gotta confess I did not see coming what I found there. Kirsten is actually one slot AHEAD of Liz Warren. What the heck!! So, anyway, I guess you’re right.
Poor Liz really is on a downward slide. Her DNA debacle went over so poorly, even in Massachusetts for goodness sake. I mean what did she turn out to be, like 0.000001% Kickapoo . . . . or whatever. Yeah, she is a real Native American. Liz, give us a break!!
Unless she had a second test done, she has no proof of any American Indian ancestry. The tester had no American Indian DNA to compare hers to, so he used DNA from Mexican and South American Indians to estimate that of American Indians. The white man certainly hasn’t finished insulting the red man.