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Questions for Democrats: Which Candidate is your top choice to run for President in 2020?

The location of the 2020 Democratic National Convention is still being decided between three cities. Since I live in the Houston area, I'd like to see it held there.

Toyota Center, Houston, Texas

American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida (with some meetings at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Florida)

Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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I'm not American, so didn't vote.

Please pick a sane person that will beat Trump's ass.

Thank you.

Signed - The Rest Of The World

Umbral Level 8 Sep 6, 2018

Right on!

Wouldn't that be nice. The problem is our people only see the sound bites and no matter if it's repub or Dem we will get the same stuff. The real power, the donors, own both sides.


I'm still thinking that the best president would be Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
But then I do realize that having a Scientific litterate just wouldn't jive with most people.
They would rather hear, 'God and country" rather than critical thinking.


I truly don't care who it is. I'm voting blue up and down, all day and all night.


I will vote for the Dem candidate even if he or she is an utter ass. Anybody But Trump 2020.

Deb57 Level 8 Sep 6, 2018

As a lifelong Democrat, I will vote for the person who is nominated.

Vote Republicans out of office!

I left the Democratic Party when they forced Hillary as a candidate. I am now aligned with the Progressive Independents.


Bernie Sanders voters helped Trump win in 2016. Here's proof:




Joe Biden with Corey Booker as running mate.

That certainly has potential. I read an article a few weeks ago about Trump being concerned about Biden. However, Joe is 75 years old now.

@balou joes in pretty good shape. Bet he could run circles around 45.


The problem is this, Biden has baggage, Bernie is too far left to be elected, but the main problem is that if the Dems engage in a lot of infighting these next two years and the party is split then their chances go way down. I really think that the infighting in 2016 did in Hillary with the help of the electoral college crap. They need to get behind a younger and more charismatic persona and be united behind this person the entire time leading up to 2020.

How is Bernie too far behind? He’s been the most popular politician for the past two years in all of Congress. Hell, he started the Democratic primary with 4% favorability and won almost half the votes.

@Marz I didn't say behind, I said left. Concerning the general population of the United States he is deemed too far leftist/socialist/communistic to be electable by the general population. IMHO

@Marz Would I vote for him if he was the nominee, hell yes.

@starwatcher-al according to mainstream media he's too far leftist. Every policy he defends has majority support. If he's left, then so is the majority.

@Marz Right , the majority is getting lefter smile038.gif all the time

@JustLynnie I don't know about that. There are far too many people who grew up in the 50s and 60s and were absolutely brainwashed about the evils of socialism! It would take years of education to get past that. And, as much as I like and respect Bernie...I don't think he can win.

@JustLynnie Not all of them....but, SOME OF US are! smile001.gif


i am trying hard not to think about 2020 because 2018 is so important that if things go wrong there will be no 2020, just a sham, worse than 2016. however, i cannot help letting my mind wander once in a while. among my considerations: eric holder, john kerry, deval patrick, cory booker, yes i would love to see a woman as president and i don't care how old she is. why should i? but i don't know offhand yet who, if not hillary, who i still consider to have won the election and who should be president right now. my indecision is not because there are none but because there are many and will be more, and no one has even remotely declared.


genessa Level 8 Sep 6, 2018

I used to like Elizabeth Warren, but I soured on her when she backed Hillary over Bernie, even though Bernie was much closer to her (Warren's) philosophy.


I would still like to live long enough to see a woman as president. Having said that I will vote for whoever is nominated but please, someone a bit younger than Joe or Bernie.

gearl Level 7 Sep 6, 2018

@hankcalifornia That's a point, if we could get rid of the two crazies.


I like all of the above even though I am a Bernie fan but I have to admit his age is a concern for me so I voted for other. I am waiting to see who else rises out of the ashes between now and 2020. There are a lot of exciting people breaking barriers and unseating shitty republicans and in some cases outdated democrats and I want to see how it plays out.

That's a good point because Obama basically came out of nowhere. However, he gave a great keynote speech at the 2004 DNC. He looks like a baby here:

@balou "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that we are are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness................"
This is the reason I became a citizen. This is where my affection for America lies. To my mind this alone, inspires commitment.
Sadly it seems that those who do believe in the 'creator' have forgotten this.

'........but when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under DESPOTISM, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such a government, and to provide new guards for their future security."

It seems that neither of these statements are in play today. ?


Wow, after today? Booker/Harris or Harris/Booker. Let's do this shit.


I like Elizabeth...


I wasn't aware that there were any presidential candidates for the 2020 election at this time.

jlynn37 Level 8 Sep 6, 2018

No kidding. But, I provided a list of likely candidates.


It's often a dilemma for me. Should I vote for the candidate that most mirrors my wishes, or the one that has the best chance of winning? I just hate politics, but I can also see that we are more damned if we don't get involved. Just today I signed up for meetings and training sessions for the Dems campaign. I will do what I can so I don't feel like a hypocrite if it doesn't go my way.

I say forget the parties and all of that and vote for YOUR best interest. The only way change comes is to vote for it. If the same old owned democrats win, we will just get more of the same old stuff we been getting since 1980. Conservative democrats (leftists) are destroying America and to many people are foolish with the lesser evil votes imo. Vote for the most liberal (party don't matter) person in the race. Trump ran on more liberal policy than Hillary and won. He lied but at least he talked it to get votes, he learned from years of owning the politicians and seeing how they get by with lies during the campaign because Americans are to lazy to look up voting records and vote based on truth and reality. They just stick to their teams even tho both parties pass the same policies. Americans are some of the least informed but most arrogant people to ever exist and it shows 100% in the political area.


No Beto O'Rourke?

Maybe one day, who knows?

He’s running for senate in Texas.. we need him to kick Cruz’s ass.

@Green_eyes yes we do!!!

@MichelleGar1, @Green_eyes Absolutely! Beto has my vote!

@balou mine too!

Beto would make a great VP choice for someone in 2020 if he loses a squeaker to Cruz in Nov.

@Alvingo1 that's true!


I checked other, the way I see it that's 2 years down the road who knows what's going to happen between now and then

oldFloyd Level 7 Sep 6, 2018

It will be here before you know it, all of the debates, etc.

@balou yeah I hope they don't pull the same b*** they did last time around.


I'd love Cory Booker, but if Biden got the nomination, I'd be fine with that. Love them both!!

stomato Level 6 Sep 7, 2018

I would like to see Senator Kamala Harris of California run for President in 2020. I agree with her on the important issues and I think she's one strong, courageous woman. "Go Kamala!"

ashley44 Level 7 Sep 6, 2018

@Quazi A wasted vote = a vote for a Republican.

@dahermit Now that I think about it, you are probably right. What about Gavin Newsome of California? He's going to be running for Governor of California. The Democratic Party needs some new faces that will appeal to a broad spectrum of the U.S. population. What I don't want to see is the same old party hacks. We need to get some new faces out there who can make the Democratic Party, the "party of the people" once again! During the Clinton Presidency, the Democratic party moved to right of center. The party needs to take a good look at itself and get back to the issues that use to attract American voters. Politicians need to define themselves as Americans, who represent all the country, including the working-middle classes. That is the group that Trump appealed to. It is his loyal voter base. If the Democrats don't understand that, they will continue losing elections!


Tulsi Gabbard.
I try to keep an ear to the ground & stay out of the drama. What I've seen of her I like, so that's always a plus when it comes to politicians.

Decieven Level 7 Sep 6, 2018

I love Tulsi. She would make a great VP choice for any ticket.

I like the following video. Kudos to Tulsi Gabbard and Nina Turner! Howard Dean is a dick!


Joe Biden is top? We’re screwed if people honestly think the milk toast liberal, corporatist with a fake smile, and groper Joe Biden is the leader of the party. Seriously, how many Democratic Senators who voted for the Iraq War are you going to help throw the election? 0 - 2 so far. Make it 0 - 3?

Marz Level 7 Sep 6, 2018

I think it is really too early to chose a fvorite. I am still open minded about it, especially when we don't 'know yet who is actually going to run.


It’s much too early to say. Don’t know who exactly will actually be running. While I probably would tend to lean toward the older candidates, I would like to see some younger ones run who might have a chance to win.

kltuckmn Level 7 Sep 6, 2018

I'd vote for the fucking hamburgler at this point. Originalism does more damage to this country than any human could. If someone broke into my house, shoved a shovel up my ass, and then told me they'd nominate a vaguely rational supreme court justice i'd be going door to door for them (err... once i healed).


The Distinguished Gentlewoman from Hawaii has impressed me today!

Tulsi Gabbard?

Tulsi or Nina are the only two democrats this "racist sexist Bernie Bro" would vote for as it stands now.

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