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    Admiral William McRaven retired from the Navy in 2014 after a 37-year career. From 2001 to 2014, he oversaw counter-terrorism espionage and operations. Many Americans are now looking ahead to 2020 and dreaming of a Biden-McRaven ticket or a Sanders-McRaven ticket.

    After his op-ed slamming Trump, the Navy SEAL who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is being eyed as a political contender for 2020

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...omx4?ocid=AMZN

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    Presidential elections should be decided by popular vote, same as elections for senators, representatives, mayors, governors, assessors, city councils, school boards and other offices. They aren't, though. The Electoral College can lead to winners losing and losers winning. Choosing a Presidential nominee should also be decided by popular vote -- and today the Democrats took a big step toward making that so.

    Democrats dilute the power of superdelegates in historic party vote
    Los Angeles Times, Aug 25 2018 1:25 PM

    In a move aimed at getting past the acrimony from the 2016 presidential primary and unifying the party, the Democratic National Committee voted today at a party meeting in Chicago to dramatically reduce the role of superdelegates in choosing its presidential nominee. The new rules strip them of their votes during the first ballot during the party’s convention, when the presidential nominee is typically confirmed. It is a historic change, upending a process that has been in place for decades. The superdelegates would, however, retain voting rights in subsequent rounds, leaving them to play a role in picking the nominee in the event of a contested convention. The vote was a victory for the left wing of the party, which demanded a more democratic nominating process.

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-n...825-story.html

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    I think this makes 200 people who have said they might run for President -- and still no one who has said he definitely will run.

    John Kerry won't rule out 2020 White House run

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/john-ke...ite-house-run/

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    New Hampshire is considering choosing a Republican -- likely John Kasich, Jeff Flake or Ben Sasse -- to take on Trump in the 2020 primary. Other states may do likewise. Many Republicans are finally growing weary of the Trump White House and all the chaos, firings, resignations, lies, nasty tweets, legal problems, scandals, trade wars, feuds with world leaders, attacks on the news media, attacks on political opponents, attacks on freedom of speech.......need I go on?

    Another problem for Trump: A 2020 primary challenge is growing more likely

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...70vi?ocid=AMZN

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    Democrats need to choose a presidential candidate who will appeal to blacks, hispanics, women and younger voters and who has a strong chance of winning. Perhaps Joe Biden. Or Bernie Sanders. Or Cory Booker. Or Sherrod Brown. Or Andrew Cuomo. Or Kirsten Gillibrand. Or Eric Holder. Or Terry McAuliffe. Or Martin O'Malley. Elizabeth Warren would be a poor choice. Somebody should tell her that.

    Elizabeth Warren builds expansive Democratic campaign effort ahead of likely 2020 presidential bid

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...ngba?ocid=AMZN

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    Castro -- no, he's not related to those Castros -- was Secretary of Housing & Urban Development from 2014 to 2017. His mother Rosie was a chairwoman of the La Raza Unida political party which works for the election of Latino candidates.

    Julian Castro talks about 'likely' run against Trump and where Clinton went wrong in 2016

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/former-...wrong-in-2016/

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    Castro -- no, he''s not related to those Castros -- says the country needs a "very different president" than the one who now occupies the White House. No kidding.

    Julian Castro, planning 2020 run, says crowded Democratic field is 'cathartic'
    CBS News, Oct 17 2018 10:03 AM

    Former Housing & Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro says he is seriously looking at running for president in 2020 and that the prospect of a crowded Democratic field will be "cathartic" for the party. "Part of the 2020 process is going to be, you're probably going to have 15 to 20 people running at the beginning,'' Castro said today in a CBS This Morning interview. "I view that as cathartic after what the Democratic Party went through in 2016. Getting all those folks up there, a lot of talented people, some who have many years of experience, others who are relatively new. I think we're going to be in a stronger position to defeat Donald Trump in 2020 because of that."

    Castro declined to comment about older and more established Democratic party leaders who may run. He said all potential candidates have strengths, while also noting that Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke and Georgia gubernatorial nominee Stacy Abrams are examples of Democratic politicians "who are speaking directly to what people are interested in."

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/julian-...-is-cathartic/

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    Whoever wrote the headline for this story by Politico columnist Annie Karni didn't even try to be objective. Anyway, many Democrats think Hillary should run for President in 2020. In 2016, she became the first woman to be nominated for President and she won the election by nearly 3,000,000 votes. Of course the Electoral College ignored the popular vote and awarded the Presidency to the loser but we can discuss the Electoral College later. Should Hillary run again? If so, would she beat Trump? Stay tuned.

    How do you solve a problem like Hillary?
    She's not going away -- and Democrats aren't sure what to do about it.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/st...18-2020-221608

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    Germany has Angela Merkel. Great Britain has Theresa May. Barbados has Mia Mottley. Iceland has Katrín Jakobsdóttir. Romania has Viorica Dăncilă. Norway has Erna Solberg. Lithuania has Grybauskaitė. Việt Nam has Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh. New Zealand has Jacinda Adern. Croatia has Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović. It is time we had a female President of the United States of America.

    In 2020, Democrats expect a female front-runner. Or three.
    New York Times, Oct 19 2018

    Three prominent female Democrats all but openly began running for president this week, taking their most active steps yet to challenge President Trump and claim leadership of a movement of moderate and liberal women that has come to define their party during the 2018 elections.

    Senator Kamala Harris of California took the stage today in a church in the early primary state of South Carolina, as an audience chanted, "Madam president!" Yesterday, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York visited similarly crucial New Hampshire, calling the November election a pivotal moment for women. And Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts left little doubt about her intentions when she released a genetic test indicating she has Native American ancestry — a move to blunt Trump’s taunts alleging she had mischaracterized her heritage.

    These women are beginning to offer themselves as potential presidents at a time when stark divides around gender are shaping the midterm campaigns: A record number of women are running for Congress, mainly on the Democratic side, and polls show women favoring Democrats by a huge margin. Yet Trump has begun sharply assailing the #MeToo movement and making increasingly explicit appeals to male identity.

    It would be unprecedented for multiple women in high office to seek a party's presidential nomination in the same year, and it could create an unpredictable dynamic in the primary — potentially dividing voters determined to nominate a woman and perhaps heightening scrutiny of how male candidates have treated women in public and private life.

    Harris and Warren have both confirmed they are considering the 2020 race, while Gillibrand has been exploring a campaign without saying so definitively. A fourth senator, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, has drawn wide interest as a potential candidate without taking active steps to prepare. Some Democrats say electing a woman is even more important now than in 2016. And many Democratic leaders believe the political mood in the party could quickly catapult one or more women to front-runner status.

    Trump, who has issued blanket denials of numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, maintains strong support among conservative women and carried a majority of white women against Hillary Clinton in 2016. But his current standing with female voters is dismal: women disapprove of his job performance by a 2-to-1 margin, while men are evenly split. Last month, Warren borrowed the language of #MeToo, declaring it was time to elect a female president and tell Washington: "Time's up."

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...ADNK?ocid=AMZN

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    Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Stormy Daniels and many immigrant families, says the Democratic party has "a lot of talent but not a lot of fighters." He thinks the Democrats should nominate an aggressive white man such as, oh, I don't know.......maybe Michael Avenatti?

    Michael Avenatti says the 2020 Democratic nominee had 'better be a white male'

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael...-a-white-male/

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