In my second example of wishful thinking this morning I heard Matt Dowd on ABC News expressing skepticism that there was room in the Democratic presidential candidate roster for Michael Bloomberg, noting that 75% of Democrats have said they are satisfied with the present group of candidates.
The problem is that Democrats will need to settle on a single candidate. Democrats can’t vote for the roster and at this point each of the leading candidates has some serious issues. At best Joe Biden is a mediocre candidate. Bernie Sanders is an angry old man and I find the notion that a non-Democrat would be the party’s standard-bearer incredible. And Elizabeth Warren has just published what I have heard waggishly called “the longest suicide note in American political history”. Will enough Democrats vote for “anybody but Trump”? Will there be enough crossover votes to elect “anybody but Trump”?
Not to mention that there is always room for a Democrat with a track record and the ability to finance his own campaign.