As we enter President Trump’s second year in Office, we can’t help but wonder who would be the best candidate to defeat him in 2020. In the meantime, however, Democrats are hopeful that they will be able to flip some seats in Congress during the 2018 midterms.
The Democrats already have the momentum as Alabama Senate Doug Jones recently became the first Democrat elected to public office in Alabama in over twenty years. Many experts argue that given Trump’s historically low approval rating, this trend will continue through the 2018 midterms and into 2020.
The left has floated the idea of several presidential candidates to run against Trump in 2020. But the question remains: who will be able to beat him?
Some Democrats feel that former Vice President Joe Biden would be the only candidate who could defeat Trump. But he has yet to commit to running. Speculation has also surrounded Sen. Bernie Sanders for a possible presidential bid.
But recently rumors of a new candidate took headlines when media mogul Oprah Winfrey gave an inspiring speech at the 2018 Golden Globe awards earlier this month that many argued sounded like the beginning of a presidential bid.
Reports quickly surfaced that Oprah would beat Trump in double digits according to polls. However, Trump said he would beat the media mogul. “Yeah, I’ll beat Oprah. Oprah will be lots of fun,” he insisted.
But sadly, during a recent interview, Oprah says she will not run, suggesting she does not “have the DNA” to run for President of the United States. Winfrey explained, “I’ve always felt very secure and confident with myself in knowing what I could do and what I could not. And so it’s not something that interests me. I don’t have the DNA for it.”
So there you have it. Oprah is out. With that being said, who would like to see represent the Democratic Party in the 2020 presidential race?