Now there’s nothing stopping Trump from winning…
According to Democrat donors, none of the current candidates appear to have what it takes to defeat President Trump in 2020.
Jonathan Martin wrote in an article for the New York Times on Tuesday that Democrats debated who they felt should be in the race at a gathering in Manhattan last week, not who was already competing.
With doubts rising about former Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s ability to finance a multistate primary campaign, persistent questions about Senator Elizabeth Warren’s viability in the general election and skepticism that Mayor Pete Buttigieg, of South Bend, Ind., can broaden his appeal beyond white voters, Democratic leaders are engaging in a familiar rite: fretting about who is in the race and longing for a white knight to enter the contest at the last minute.
“Since the last debate, just anecdotally, I’ve had five or six people ask me: ‘Is there anybody else?’” said longtime Democrat, Leah Daughtry at the dinner hosted by the progressive group, American Bridge.
However, Martin wrote the “mood of alarm is even more intense because of the party’s hunger to defeat President Trump and — with just over three months to go before voting starts in Iowa — their impatience with finding Mr. or Mrs. Right among the current crop of candidates.”
Mark Cuban, owner of Dallas Mavericks, said in May that none of the current Democratic contenders would defeat President Trump in 2020.
“If you look at why people voted for Donald Trump, in my opinion, first and foremost it was because he wasn’t a politician,” he said.
“Politicians are the least trusted of every profession.”
On Monday, Democrat presidential hopeful Julián Castro said he would exit the race unless his campaign could raise a significant amount of funds in the coming days.
“[T]his is a critical moment— if my campaign can’t raise $800,000 by October 31st, my campaign will be silenced for good,” he stated.
However, this week’s campaign of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard gained traction among potential voters after Hillary Clinton accused her of being a third-party candidate “groomed” by the Russians.
“Tulsi Gabbard has put her life on the line to defend this country. People can disagree on issues, but it is outrageous for anyone to suggest that Tulsi is a foreign asset,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Monday in her defense.Despite the recent uptick in support for Gabbard, former Obama advisor David Axelrod said Democrats are still on the fence about which candidate might be able to keep Trump from winning a second term.“With Trump looming, there is genuine concern that the horse many have bet on may be pulling up lame and the horse who has sprinted out front may not be able to win,” he concluded.