As the nation gets ready for a presidential election, the Democratic Party is in total turmoil. Their 2020 presidential candidates are not exciting voters. There is a very large field of candidates, but none of them seem able to defeat President Donald Trump in the upcoming general election.
Among the candidates, no one has the charisma of Bill Clinton or Barack Obama. While each of the major candidates has supporters and is raising millions of dollars, the only candidate to create true devotion is U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), practically an octogenarian.
Sanders cannot win a general election against the President
The polls show Sanders leading in Iowa and New Hampshire and he has just overtaken former Vice President Joe Biden in the latest national Democratic presidential nomination poll conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. He is leading in fundraising and has the type of dedicated volunteers not found in the other Democrat campaigns.
The last three incumbent Presidents to lose re-election, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush, all faced tough economic conditions. Usually, Americans “vote their pocketbook,” and will re-elect a President who is presiding over good economic times.
Currently, the American economy is the envy of the world. With historically low unemployment, positive economic growth and record stock market gains, Americans are enjoying the best economic conditions in 50 years. This week, President Trump signed the new USMCA trade agreement which will spur economic growth even more. He has also made tremendous progress on a new trade deal with China. In response, Democrats are offering impeachment and socialism, not very attractive alternatives in good economic times.