New York Times reporter Alex Burns reports on five Democrats who seem to be making moves that would indicate presidential runs.
None of these names are surprising. It looks as if the Democrats’ 2020 field is shaping up to be very much like many predicted.
Warren making calls to Nevada and SC
Biden to campaign 3-4 days/week starting Labor Day
Harris taking closer look, met w/Iowa sec state nominee
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) July 15, 2018
The one name not mentioned in the tweet is Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is attempting to repeat the coalescing of energy from the far left as he was able to do in 2016.
Perceived weakness of Trump and hatred for him among base has led to incredibly early starting primary https://t.co/k0j0SJ1ukT
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 15, 2018
Or, it could be the fact that last time the Democrats and the media vastly underestimated Trump and are taking every possible precaution to not make assumptions this time.
Exciting NEW VOICES in government! https://t.co/4sXNuvjNRA
— Pat Dixon (@patdixon) July 15, 2018
All of these names are known quantities. With the exception of Sanders, they would have a shot at beating Trump.
But this is not an overly compelling group, and Democrats are in need of someone who can provide energy and charisma to oppose Trump.