Democrats started off their 2020 primary with over 20 candidates.
But even with such a massive field of people to choose from, some Democrats don’t like the prospects of any of them.
There are party insiders who actually want someone else to step into the race.
From the New York Times, via MSN:
Anxious Democratic Establishment Asks, ‘Is There Anybody Else?’
When a half-dozen Democratic donors gathered at the Whitby Hotel in Manhattan last week, the dinner began with a discussion of which presidential candidates the contributors liked. But as conversations among influential Democrats often go these days, the meeting quickly evolved into a discussion of who was not in the race — but could be lured in.
Would Hillary Clinton get in, the contributors wondered, and how about Michael R. Bloomberg, the former New York mayor? One person even mused whether Michelle Obama would consider a late entry, according to two people who attended the event, which was hosted by the progressive group American Bridge.
It’s that time of the election season for Democrats…
Former Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who associates say has wondered aloud about whether he should have run and has found it hard to watch Mr. Biden’s missteps, has also been urged to get in. But he still thinks the former vice president, who was once his longtime Senate colleague, is the party’s best nominee.
Another Obama administration official who weighed a campaign at the start of the year, former Attorney General Eric Holder, is considering a last-minute entry but has conceded it may be too late, according to a Democrat familiar with his thinking.
John Kerry? Really???
The biggest problem Democrats face here is time, which is running short:
The biggest impediment to another candidate getting in: time.
Crucial filing deadlines are coming in a matter of weeks.
Second-biggest impediment: Biden’s weakness is far from fatal in the near term. And even if he were to drop after Iowa, the problem would be point #1
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) October 22, 2019
This just isn’t going the way Democrats had planned.