It is estimated that there is going to be upwards of 20 Democratic presidential primary candidates in the 2020 election. On the Republican end, the only challenger to President Donald Trump is former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld.
The Democrats are already setting themselves up for failure. Because of their complacency due to Donald Trump’s ridiculous policies and unpopularity, people keep joining the race thinking that they will be “the one” to defeat the incumbent President. At this rate, it is going to be impossible for undecided voters to choose on a single candidate. Their concern will be highlighted during the debates when each candidate will receive a shorter amount of time to share, as they will likely be fighting with ten others for speaking time.
This crowded field of candidates, like the Republican field in 2016, will be intimidating to voters, unless a loud voice, like Donald Trump’s was, comes forward. So far, nobody in the race has shown themselves to be that person to match Donald Trump’s energy, likely because they are all pushing a vaguely similar agenda. This agenda is also uncertain for most voters, as it is asking for Socialist wish list items like universal healthcare and the Green New Deal.
The Democrats do not stand a chance against Donald Trump at this current moment unless they are able to find themselves a moderate candidate who has the same firey mentality, without scaring the average voter.
At the end of the day, Americans are not looking for a free lunch. They are looking for a no-nonsense candidate, who cares about keeping their nation safe, protecting their paychecks from more taxes, and cares about all regions of the United States, not just the East and West Coasts. So unless the Democrats can get over themselves and unite behind a couple of qualified candidates, we are looking at a second term of the Donald Trump presidency.