We have a long way to go and I have no real preference yet….but here is a one sentence description on what appears so far for these candidates……
Joe Biden – old reliable on policy and gaffes.
Bernie Sanders – still has a minority voter problem.
Beto O’Rourke – early buzz but not sure of sustainability
Kamala Harris – checks all the right boxes but prosecutor past needs explaining.
Pete Buttigieg – Young, charismatic, smart – what’s not to like? But early.
Elizabeth Warren – articulate on policy and has well defined ideas
Cory Booker – charismatic, good communicator; pharma a drag
Amy Klobuchar – needs something to ignite…fading.
Julian Castro – Very likable; good take on immigration.
Andrew Yang – Guaranteed income is noble idea, but is it the right time?
Kirsten Gillibrand – Reformed conservative; Franken baggage.
John Hickenlooper – Hard to find a place he fits.
Jay Inslee – Climate change champion; but will need more.
John Delaney – Will not survive this kind of field.
Tulsi Gabbard – NO
Eric Swalwell – Can make the case against Trump; but again he doesn’t stand out in the field….yet.
Tim Ryan – Being from Ohio a positive; solid labor credentials; but hard to stay afloat.
Seth Moulton – led rebellion against Pelosi; that does not bode well.
Maryann Williamson – Call for reparations; but no election credentials.
Wayne Messam – Florida mayor; but really, who?
It’s early. And one sentence for this many people is all I can spare right now.