It’s 2019 and the campaigning for the office of president in 2020 has begun. We are seeing more about potential candidates on the news now as both parties begin to strategize on how they will run for the white house. For the Democratic party it’s a question of how they will defeat Donald Trump and that means finding the right candidate to do it.
The early days of the Democratic primary campaign are highlighting the party’s diversity as it seeks a nominee who can build a coalition to take on President Donald Trump. For the Democrats there are already more than half a dozen candidates who have either moved toward a campaign or declared their candidacy and the field is as diverse as we have ever seen. So far there are four women including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. Harris is also African-American. Former Obama Cabinet member Julian Castro, who is Latino, has also joined the race.
The late addition of Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana adds to the diversity. If he wins the Democratic nomination, he would be the first openly gay presidential nominee from a major political party. He would also be the youngest person ever to become president if he wins the general election.
As mentioned before, we are still in the early stages of the campaign and we are already seeing a wide field of potential runners for the white house in 2020.
As the Democratic field is poised to become more diverse, Republicans say Trump will run for re-election based on his record.
Elections are full of surprises, as we are all aware, anything can happen. The 2020 presidential election is still a year away, but we are already seeing the prospects of a very interesting campaign.