Elizabeth Warren has formed a committee to explore the possibility of her running for president. Like it or not, the 2020 presidential election campaign has begun. As a centrist, I don’t expect either party to nominate a candidate that will reflect my views. It looks like I will have a lot of company.
Democrats may try to impeach President Trump over and over again. Unless some major scandal breaks, they will not be able to remove him from office. He may have some challengers but will likely swat them away like pesky flies. So, barring something really unusual, he will get the Republican nomination.
He has been in office just short of two years. By and large, he is the same person we saw campaigning in 2016. In two years, he has dome nothing to increase his base. If you have a MAGA cap and attend his rallies, he’s your guy.
Meanwhile, Democrats are racing each other to see who can move the farthest to the left. Some seem satisfied with letting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez call the shots. She proposed shutting down every fossil fuel powered electricity generating plant in the country by 2030. Two likely presidential candidates have already signed on.
This emerging Socialist Democrat Party want unbelievable growth in government spending to fund their socialist utopia. Meanwhile, they will do whatever they can to hurt business. It’s the same approach Venezuela took.
So, what about the rest of us? We may have to choose between two alternatives that we find unpalatable. Both parties are moving to the extremes. This past election saw the defeat of many moderate Democratic senators and Republican congressmen. They seem far more focused on fighting each other than doing what is best for the country.
Richard Nixon used to talk about the Silent Majority. Eventually we will be heard. We will either retake the existing parties or form our own.