Thursday, May 11, 2017

2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates are Legion

We are only four months into the Trump presidency, and already, there is speculation as to who will run against him in 2020.  While the use of the word "legion" in the title of this post is pure exaggeration, the has identified 43 potential Democratic candidates who could possible challenge Trump's reelection.  Most of the list is primarily made up of a hodge-podge of political types like mayors, governors, senators, and congressmen.  But, the fact that Trump, a political outsider, has won, has resulted in a number of non-politicians who have expressed a desire to enter the race.

These are the non-politicians that the thinks may run:
      • Mark Zuckerberg - Billionaire Co-Founder and CEO of Facebook
      • Mark Cuban - Billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks
      • Tom Steyer -  Billionaire Climate Change Activist
      • Sheryl Sandberg - Billionaire and Chief Operating Officer of Facebook
      • Howard Schultz - Billionaire and CEO of Starbucks
      • Michele Obama - Former First Lady
      • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson - Wrestler and Actor
      • Oprah Winfrey - Billionaire Media Mogul
Except for Michele Obama and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the basic theme here is "billionaire".   And, there's more where they came from.  You have a number of billionaires who backed Hillary and  who may also be so-inclined to throw their hats in the ring.  Then too, there's a bunch of Hollywood types who might want to take on the "Trumpster".   All who perhaps aren't necessarily billionaires but are wealthy enough to support their own campaigns and who have high name recognition.  Maybe even billionaire movie mogul Steven Spielberg?

What is interesting about this "billionaire" movement is that it appears to be an attempt at fighting fire with fire.  But, it is also interesting that the Democrats would even consider a billionaire as their presidential nominee.  After all, for decades, they have hated the rich (except when it comes to donations), primarily because they claim that the rich represent income inequality and only exist off the backs of the poor.

In any event, 2020 may be shaping up to be one of the most contested campaigns against a sitting President in the history of the United States. In fact, we might even see a bevy of anti-Trump Republicans attempting to overthrow him.


The 43 people who might run against Trump in 2020:

Here Are the Billionaires Backing Hillary Clinton:

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