2020 Preview: Could One of These Wild Cards Jumble the Field?

More Democrats have announced bids for president in 2020, with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, former HUD Secretary Julian Castro, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii joining the fray. In the first three parts of our 2020 preview series, we looked at the front runners, middle-tier, and bottom-of-the-barrel candidates. Today we’re looking at the outsiders and wild cards who could shake everything up if they decide to run. Tom Steyer — the billionaire hedge fund manager who has spent millions of his own dollars funding Democrat candidates and running ads urging the impeachment of President Trump — would have

Is Starbucks CEO the Democrats’ Trump?

I am on record as saying that I don’t think Hillary is going to be the Democratic nominee.  I said that based on nothing but the fact she is a manifestly weak candidate (people don’t like her that much) and that a young senator came from nowhere to beat her last time. It’s perhaps late in the game, but Hillary’s manifest weaknesses are leading Democrats to search frantically for an alternative including, The New York Times reports, Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks (you can see him here endorsing gay marriage at his annual corporate meeting): Potent friends of America’s