Given the unkempt rigamarole that has been taking place in Washington DC over the last three years, it’s no surprise that some are looking to 2020 already.
The democrats have specifically seemed to target electoral timelines as of late, as evidenced by Dianne Feinstein’s holding of the Brett Kavanaugh assault allegations for several weeks, allowing that ordinance to explode just days before the honorable judge was set to move past the Senate Judiciary phase of this confirmation to the Supreme Court. The hope here, of course, is that the left can be a nuisance just long enough to keep that seat on the bench vacant until the 2018 midterms.
This is only because the democrats believe that they still have some sort of chance at gaining ground in that contest. That optimism has not yet yielded any notable results, however, and the “blue wave” is starting to resemble a leaky faucet.
Beyond 2018, however, the left is prepping for the big fight in 2020, when Donald Trump will presumably seek re-election again a democratic opponent, and perhaps even a primary challenger from the GOP.
In the immortal words of infomercial king Billy Mayes: “But wait! There’s more!“.
Former Trump White House strategist Steve Bannon is predicting that the 2020 presidential race could become a three-way contest.
Bannon said on “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday night that the race could involve a three-way battle between President Trump, a left-leaning senator such as Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and a centrist candidate such as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg or Utah Senate candidate Mitt Romney (R).
“You’re gonna have Trump on the right, a politician – maybe a Kamala Harris or somebody on the left – and I think you’ll have a Bloomberg or a Romney or somebody in the center,” Bannon said on the HBO show.
“I think it will be a three-way race,” the Trump ally added.
While we haven’t seen many successful third party candidates in recent years, that’s not to say that there isn’t room for them on the ballot.
The only issue now will be to make sure that this possible third wheel siphons more votes from the left than the right.