Noticed there is a 2020 democratic primary thread just below this one…but I wanted to focus on a specific question:
In 2016 the GOP primaries had so many candidates they couldn’t all be placed on the same stage (remember those laughable “Kiddie Table” Debates?). There’s plenty of evidence to show that the large field gave Trump the path he needed because all of the other candidates split the vote, leaving Trump on top. Could the same thing happen to the democrats in 2020? I hear there may be a similar number of candidates for 2020 to what the GOP had in 2016…so two questions:
- Will there be that many candidates? and
- Will so many candidates pave the way for a Bernie Sanders-type to slip through and grab the nomination?