The race for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination is off and running people….
No one should be surprised ….
The nomination COULD BE clinched in a little more than a year after the California and South Carolina primaries and before Super Tuesday….
Joe Biden HAS the lead…..
Bernie Sanders, who isn’t even a Democrat , seems to be in second place….
But Texas Democratic House member Beto O’Rourke, even in losing in his states US Senate race has become the media flavor of the month, and with THAT?….He has jumped up the early nominee list to third place ….
That has put a political target on his back and Sanders people and Democratic progressives are starting to go after him….
O’Rourke has been operation in Texas and RED state….
His political track record is not gonna be hard left leaning….
Democrats , as a whole do NOT vote to the left, as the media might lead one to believe….
Even though Hillary Clinton was NOT a really good campaigner?
She was a establishment middle of the roader and she beat Sanders pretty good…
In my view?
Despite the internal civil war in the Democratic party that has evolved with Sanders, trying to get ahold of the party , like Trump has with the Republicans….Democrats cannot win the Presidency being a party of the hard left….
Forces loyal to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are waging an increasingly public war against Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, the new darling of Democratic activists, as the two men weighwhether to seek the party’s presidential nomination in 2020.
The main line of attack against O’Rourke is that he isn’t progressive enough — that he’s been too close to Republicans in Congress, too close to corporate donors and not willing enough to use his star power to help fellow Democrats — and it is being pushed almost exclusively by Sanders supporters online and in print.
It’s been the first flashpoint in what promises to be a politically bloody primary — one that has drawn responses from foot soldiers in the Obama and Clinton wings of the party — as Democrats begin to focus on who has the best chance to deny President Donald Trump a second term in the Oval Office.
Nomiki Konst, a progressive activist and 2016 Sanders supporter who is now running for public advocate in New York City, said liberal activists mostly kept quiet about their concerns over O’Rourke’s record, including the backing he got from the centrist Blue Dog Democrats, before he lost a Texas Senate race to Republican Ted Cruz in November.
“They sucked it up while he was running” because they wanted him to win, Konst said. “But now it’s a different story.”
The biggest difference may be that O’Rourke is now a threat to Sanders in the 2020 primary. Though neither man has announced whether he will run, O’Rourke captured the hearts and dollars of veteran Democratic activists, donors of all ages and millennial political newcomers across Texas and the nation in his Senate run….