It seems a foregone conclusion that the Democrats will choose a radical leftist to lead them in the 2020 presidential contest. If not an avowed socialist like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, then it will be someone who espouses their pet issues.
In fact, candidates who try to pass themselves off as “moderate” are rethinking their plans to enter the race.
The rising Democratic enthusiasm for big government liberalism is forcing a trio of leading 2020 contenders to rethink jumping in, several sources tell Axios.
What’s happening: Michael Bloomberg and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, each of whom were virtual locks to run, are having serious second thoughts after watching Democrats embrace “Medicare for All,” big tax increases and the Green New Deal. Joe Biden, who still wants to run, is being advised to delay any plans to see how this lurch to the left plays out. If Biden runs, look for Bloomberg and McAuliffe to bow out, the sources tell us.