Forget the vast supporting cast of 17 political performing dwarves in the Great Debates: The coming Democratic presidential race could prove vastly more entertaining and unexpected than anyone imagines, Martin Sieff writes.
Democrats usually choose to be stupid rather than to win. They have had only two re-elected presidents (Bill Clinton and Barack Obama) in the past three quarters of a century since Franklin Roosevelt died in 1945.
Among the contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination, only Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are providing a coherent analysis and actual challenge to the realities of corporate power and oligarchy that are crushing democracy in the United States.
The battle to oppose Donald Trump in 2020 has begun. A large field of Democrats has embarked on the complex strategic game of choosing policies and styles as each candidate strives to win attention in a crowded field. Over all of these looms the incumbent.