Viewing Donald Trump as vulnerable is leading to a Democratic frenzy of liberals trying to position themselves.
The Democratic frenzy means that the candidates are going to have to fight off others to win the primary. That means, at this point, that they’re going to have to appease the far Left. Then, once they win, they’ll have to move back to the center. Even with a compliant media, Donald Trump won’t let the winner get away with that.
The only person mentioned in this article who might possibly pull together a coalition that would take away from Trump’s is Tulsi Gabbard. And the media hate her whenever she varies from the War Party line. Notice that Jake Tapper sides with Republicans:
But Gabbard’s leftism is real, and she’ll have to emphasize it to beat other Democrats.
The Daily Beast reports, “The 2020 Dem Class Is Already Frantically Making Moves Behind the Scenes.”
If you’re a member of the media, Eric Garcetti wants you to know: He’s thinking about running for president.
Late last month, the Los Angeles mayor sat for an hour-long interview with Vox’s Ezra Klein to discuss the “hunger to go back to a politics of addition and multiplication,” and how “somebody has to say to Washington, D.C.: Enough is enough is enough.”
A week earlier, Garcetti was playing not-so-coy about his 2020 ambitions to raucous applause during an interview on The Daily Show. Two days after that, he was philosophizing about the need to “lead with love” in a glowing GQ profile that cast him as the “anti-Trump, pro–Star Wars man we need.”
The first Democratic primary contest won’t be held for another 18 months. But the campaign for the attention of prospective Democratic primary voters, as exemplified by the Garcetti flirtation offensive (he also, a source said, has held at least one private meeting with members of a top, Democratic-leaning D.C. law firm), is well underway.
Already, a slew of those likely to populate a very crowded Democratic primary field have taken the time-honored step of writing a book […].
Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have books scheduled to be published almost immediately after the 2018 midterm elections. Former Vice President Joe Biden has spent the better part of this year on a nationwide book tour. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) announced that his book about his military service in Iraq that will be released in early April 2019. A few weeks before that, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is set to release her political memoir, according to one person familiar with the book.
“Everyone is making moves,” said one top party operative. “There will be a lot of books for Amazon to sell.”
Those moves are not always as overt as penning a memoir. Behind the scenes, many likely 2020 candidates are engaging in increasingly aggressive shadow campaigning as they seek a viable slot in what seems likely to be a crowded campaign field.