Hard to believe, but rumors are spreading that there could be alternative candidates who might enter the Democratic Presidential race.
These would include:
2016 Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton
Former First Lady Michelle Obama
Former 2004 Presidential nominee John Kerry
Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Former Attorney General Eric Holder
Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown
Most of these ideas are totally preposterous.
It is time for Hillary Clinton to pass the torch finally, and make an unequivocal statement she will not run, as she would divide the party and the nation in such a way that would be totally destructive.
Michelle Obama is not going to run, too smart to consider it.
John Kerry is another too old nominee, who is from the distant past, 2004 as a Presidential candidate, and would be 77 when taking the oath, and the last thing we need is another old candidate.
The same goes for Michael Bloomberg, who would five months younger than Bernie Sanders and nine months older than Joe Biden, and would be one month short of 79 in January 2021, too old, and really too divisive with his record as NYC Mayor, and not loyal to the Democratic Party.
Eric Holder and Deval Patrick would only create more racial division, with Cory Booker and Kamala Harris and Julian Castro already in the race, and Holder highly controversial and being 70 the day after the inauguration, and Deval Patrick just another Massachusetts politician, but with no real constituency to run.
If any candidate deciding to run makes sense, it just might be Sherrod Brown, who considered running, and would be a strong competitor from Ohio, but if he is to run, time is of the essence. He would be 68 at the time of the inauguration, and might be a good Vice Presidential choice instead of for the Presidency.
But except for Brown, really, the next Democratic Presidential nominee needs to come from the present, rapidly dwindling list, and dreaming of alternatives needs to end!