The past year was a rough one for Democrats. While there was the occasional win for the side of progression in 2017, the year was mostly about the Trump administration’s divisive rhetoric. When Donald Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton the world was almost thrown off its rotational axis.
However, polls indicate that Americans have had enough the GOP controlled Congress and the Trump administration’s heinous agenda. In fact, in a recent special election in the traditionally red state of Alabama, Democrat Doug Jones defeated GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore to become the first Democrat in over twenty years to be elected to Office in Alabama. What’s more, experts predict that this trend will continue through the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential races.
However, not everyone agrees that the Democrats will be able to produce a candidate that is strong enough to defeat the loud-mouthed bully that is Donald Trump in an election. In fact, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon asserted the Democratic Party does not have a strong candidate for the 2020 race.
Dimon declared, “The thing about the Democrats is they will not have a chance, in my opinion. They don’t have a strong centrist, pro-business, pro-free enterprise person.” The CEO went on to argue, “The American public is not clamoring for more government. They were angry about the Great Recession, they blamed banks, they blamed Washington, but they’re also angry about the bureaucracy.”
At this point, the Democrats are just focused on the 2018 midterms and flipping as many Republican seats as possible in order to slow Trump’s regressive agenda. As far as the 2020 presidential election goes, speculation has surrounded Democratic icons such as Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and former Vice President Joe Biden as the potential Democratic nominee. Do the Democrats have a strong candidate?