Elections, Politics

NBC: Everyone’s Running for President in 2020

Michael Moore says President Trump is already on the track to win re-election in 2020.

That might sound a bit odd coming from one of his most vocal critics, but one look at the Democrat side of the ledger explains it.

According to pretty much everyone, the Democrat list of potential presidential nominees could break the all-time record for primary candidates.

And we thought the GOP list of contenders for 2016 was huge.

At first count, the list of potential Democrat challengers is nearly three dozen.

And those are just the folks who’ve either speculated, refused to deny interest and/or have visited Iowa or New Hampshire recently.

Those names include obvious folks like Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris and Corey Booker.

While other less obvious names include Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Cuban, Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson, and Oprah Winfrey.

The 2019 Democrat primary debates could look less like a debate and more like a cage fight.

We’ll be watching with popcorn.

Here’s more from NBC…

Look, there’s a Maryland congressman at the Iowa State Fair just being a “normal person enjoying the fair with my family.” And there’s the mayor of Los Angeles stumping for a candidate in what just happens to be Manchester, New Hampshire. Oh, and over there, a billionaire former reality TV star (sound familiar?) is beating the president in polls.

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Just six months after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, and more than two years out from the first 2020 presidential nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, every Democrat seems to think he or she could be the next president.

“The old saw that every senator wakes up humming ‘Hail to the Chief’ now includes just about any Democrat who isn’t a convicted felon,” quipped Jonathan Tasini, a progressive activist.

Even a fairly conservative list of potential candidates stretches beyond two dozen names and next year’s midterm elections are likely to further swell the ranks of White House hopefuls.

The lengthiest primary ballot that New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner can remember was back in 1992, when Bill Clinton was one of 36 names on a list that also included Democrats Jerry Brown and Eugene McCarthy.

But in 2020, Granite State Democrats may have to print their ballot on rolls of butcher paper to keep up.

Beyond the party’s blue chip names — roughly 11 senators, six governors, and one former vice president make most serious 2020 lists at this time — there’s a flight of lower-profile but interesting Democrats who are generating some very early White House buzz.

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