The diverse menagerie of Democratic presidential candidates for 2020 already looks like the bar scene in “Star Wars.” But left-of-center star Bruce Springsteen sees no Democrat now running who can beat incumbent President Donald Trump, because none has Trump’s charismatic ability to speak to working-class Americans.
Democratic analysts are frightened for their party’s future. Prior to the 2018 midterm election, voters had denied Democrats control of the House of Representatives, Senate and White House – which spells disaster for a party that buys its voters with taxpayer dollars and government favors.
Democrats predicted a “blue wave” in the 2018 midterms, but won only about 25 seats to barely claim control of the House of Representatives. More than 40 Republican members of Congress refused to seek reelection; without those GOP dropouts, Republicans almost certainly would have kept Democrats a minority in the House.
Democrats also stole an additional dozen or so seats in Democrat-ruled states such as California, where Republicans who won on election night were later drowned by a late flood of mysterious pro-Democratic “ballots from