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A handful of liberals are preparing to take on Donald Trump in 2020, though the pool of candidates leaves much to be desired, reports the New York Times.
Leading the pack, at least according to the Times, is none other than Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. While she hasn't announced a run for the White House, has been actively campaigning across the country ahead of midterms to help key Democrats in their races, while her emissaries have been reaching out to officeholders in Nevada, South Carolina and Iowa - three states in the presidential primary calendar.
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“I want a party strong enough to take on the hard job of cleaning up the mess they’ll leave behind once they are gone,” Ms. Warren declared, "all but volunteering for the task" as the Times puts it.
Aside from Warren, 69, Former VP Joe Biden, Senators Cory Booker (NJ) and Kamala Harris (CA) have all been making the rounds along with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont - who has been "acting like a candidate as he considers another race."
Country - Money - Democrats - Appeal - Personalities
All five have been traveling the country, raising money for Democrats and gauging the appeal of their personalities and favorite themes. As a group, they are a strikingly heterogeneous array of rivals for Mr. Trump, embodying the Democratic Party’s options for defining itself: They are distinguished by gender and race, span three decades in age and traverse the ideological and tonal spectrum between combative Democratic socialism and consensus-minded incrementalism.
Unfortunately for Democrats, none of these candidates really send a thrill up anyone's leg. Unlike the last few Democratic primaries, "the unsettled race evokes the sprawling nomination fights of earlier decades - lacking a dominant figure and seemingly inviting new leaders to rise," notes the Times.
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“The opportunity for somebody to emerge and catch a wave hasn’t...
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