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We are now a year out from the Republican Convention that will properly mark the start of the 2020 election campaign. By the time Trump is confirmed as the GOP’s choice, the Democrats should have already selected their nominee; their jamboree of televised handwringing beginning on 13 July and, hopefully, settling which of their battalion of nominees they consider has the best chance of winning the presidency.
Viewed from this end of the political season, anticipating that decision is almost impossible. Is there a standout candidate, showing the kind of pedigree necessary for the White House?
The short answer is “no”. Not yet.