Democrats all over the country are lining up almost like never before. They are all atwitter, all afacebook, all an Iowa, and a New Hampshire. What am I talking about? Running for president in 2020 of course!
What Donald Trump may have done in 2016 by slaughtering the campaign of Hillary Clinton, was prove to the world that just “about anybody” can become president. And so, as we are a little more than halfway through 2017, we are learning that just about EVERYBODY on the Dems’ side is deciding to run. The GOP had 17 people running for office last time around, and it looks like the Dems have already eclipsed that number. And no…you probably haven’t heard of most of these people either. I sure as hell haven’t. Here’s the list!
Bernie Sanders – current INDEPENDENT (yeah…he switched back to being an independent after Hillary’s loss) Senator from Vermont
Elizabeth Warren- Democrat Senator (and part-time Native American impressionist)
Pete Buttiegige-Mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana
Jeff Merkley-Democrat Senator from Oregon
Jason Kander-former Democrat state Secretary of State in Missouri
Tim Ryan-Democrat US Representative from Ohio
Seth Moulton-Democrat US Representative from Massachusetts
Eric Garcetti-Democrat Jewish/Italian/Mexican/American Mayor of Los Angeles
Julian Castro-Democrat former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Martin O’Malley-Democrat former Governor of Maryland
Lincoln Chaffee-former Republican/Democrat-former Governor of Rhode Island/former US Senator
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson – actor
Mark Cuban-billionaire, co-host of Shark Tank, owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team
John Delaney-Democrat US Representative from Maryland
And the list will keep on growing for the next two years! When do I add YOUR name to the list (and this is just the snowflakes!). Oh yes…there WILL be opposition to Trump from the GOP side if he decides to run in 2020.
And here’s the entire kicker to that one. Trump will NOT run for re-election, and will be happy to go back to Manhattan and Trump Tower, to live out his days. No idea in the crystal ball yet who replaces him on the GOP side.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!