With the victory of Emmanuel Macron as President of France, it draws attention to the need for a real “newer” generation of leadership in America to move the nation forward in 2020 and beyond.
So although age alone should not decide who should be President, or Presidential candidates, there is an argument for a big drop in age of the next President, similar to what happened when Dwight D. Eisenhower left office at age 70 in 1961, and was replaced by 43 year old John F. Kennedy.
The same situation arose when George H. W. Bush left office at age 68 in 1993, and was replaced by 46 year old Bill Clinton.
So if age is an issue, then the following are those potential Democratic Presidential candidates who should be in the forefront:
Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, age 47 in 2020.
Los Angeles, California Mayor Eric Garcetti, age 49 in 2020.
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey, age 51 in 2020.
Future California Governor (heavily favored in 2018) Gavin Newsom, age 53 in 2020.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, age 54 in 2020.
Senator Kamala Harris of California, age 56 in 2020.
Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, 60 in 2020.
With Donald Trump, if still in office in 2020 being 74, this would mean a drop in age of 27 down to 14 years if any of the above seven named possible nominees were to emerge as the next President.
This group includes three women (Gillibrand, Harris, Klobuchar); two African Americans (Booker and Harris who is multi racial); one Jewish and Mexican American (Garcetti); and two White Anglos Males (Murphy and Newsom). We would have three California contenders (Garcetti, Newsom, Harris); three from the NY, NJ, Connecticut metropolitan area (Gillibrand, Booker, Murphy); and one from the Midwest (Klobuchar). Two will be in their 40s (Murphy, Garcetti); four in their 50s (Booker, Newsom, Gillibrand, Harris); and one just 60 years old at that time (Klobuchar).
If this blogger were to forecast his sense of what “may” happen, I would think the ones to watch are Murphy, Garcetti, Newsom, and Klubuchar, but just an educated guess!