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Trump’s Challengers in 2020

October 22, 2018

In 2016, Donald Trump understood that the GOP was tired and shopworn and decided to run for President of the United States. The smart money believes that Trump didn’t expect to win, but wanted to promote himself and his business interests. HIs campaign team was small and not well-financed, but it had Donald Trump as a candidate and Trump’s personality.

Words like “braggadocio,” “combative,” “arrogant,” a “winner” come to mind when you look back to his 2016 campaign. And now that he has been President of the United States for two years, other words come to mind:  “unprepared,” “foolish,” “dangerous,” as well as “combative” and “arrogant.”

Pick any one of mistakes President Trump has made as President, the war he picked with the American media was a big mistake and violated a basic rule of politics–“Never criticize anyone who owns a printing press.”

Now that “Fake News,” “Dishonest,” “Evil,” and “Enemy of the American People” fall from President Trump’s lips at every campaign appearance, only Trump’s obituary will be written with approval by the Washington Post, The New York Times, Boston Globe, MSNBC and CNN.  What Rush Limbaugh calls the “drive by media” is looking for a kill in 2020.

Because of Trump’s many mistakes and the Mueller investigation, within the GOP and the Democrat Party, spirits are revived and several Republican and Democrat politicians are contemplating a “run” for President in 2020.

Here’s a list ranked from 1 to 5.

#1. Mitt Romney (R-UT).  Expected to win a seat in the U.S. Senate from Utah in 2018, Mitt Romney represents the moral majority of members of the Church of Latter Day Saints who rejected Donald Trump because of his immorality.  Romney is itching for a fight and may get it.

#2. Joe Biden (D-DE). Biden might have beaten Trump in 2016, but he was reeling from the death of his son, Beau. Committed to his family, Biden decided not to seek the Democrat nomination. He’ll give it a try in 2020.

#3. Nikki Haley (R-SC). More likely a Vice Presidential nominee, Haley may run just to establish her presence on the national political scene. Haley may not be a realistic contender in 2020, but she’ll run to win in 2024.

#4. Joe Scarborough (D-CT).  Scarborough, a former Republican member of the House of Representatives from Pensacola, left Congress to establish a career in broadcasting. Once MSNBC made him the headliner on “Morning Joe,” Scarborough began to see a possible return to politics as a Democrat.  Don’t leave him out of contention in 2020.

#5. Hillary Clinton (D-NY). Never a quitter, Hillary is also a hater which in politics today is a definite advantage. She’ll make a run for the nomination in 2020, lose and throw her weight behind the likely nominee, Joe Biden.

 

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