Who’s next? The water is warm and there’s still plenty of room left in the race for 2020

Who’s next? The water is warm and there’s still plenty of room left in the race for 2020

February 14, 20192 min read

It’s becoming a weekend thing – it seems not a week ends and another Democratic hopeful takes the stage or the screen to announce their intentions to lead the party to victory over Donald Trump in 2020.


To date, there are 9 candidates announced – and that list includes DNC big shots and up-and-comers like Senators Cory Brooker, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris along with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard.


But it is who has not yet declared that has people talking as well. People are still waiting for perennial candidate Joe Biden, last season’s finalist Bernie Sanders and the newly minted saviour of the DNC Beto O’Rourke.


It’s exciting – but it is also expensive, time consuming and no race is complete without a microscopic look at each candidate’s family, history, finances, job-record, past relationships as well as yearbook mentions and social media.

So, who else will enter the race? Who can win, who is wasting their time and who should sit out?

As well, will a packed field of more than a dozen contenders see the party that is almost waiting to easily win the race for the Whitehouse (again) prove to be too bloody, expensive and divisive to mount a true challenge to Donald Trump and his fired-up base?

There is along way to go before the summer of 2020 when the DNC will crown its new leader and there will be a slot of speculation, observations and question to be answered before then.

And that’s where our experts can help.


Mark Caleb Smith is the Director of the Center for Political Studies at Cedarville University. Mark is available to speak with media regarding the long journey to lead the DNC in 20220. Simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.

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    Mark Caleb Smith, Ph.D. Professor of Political Science

    Dr. Smith is an expert in American politics, campaigns & elections, and constitutional law.

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