Who says it’s too early to speculate about 2020? We didn’t start it, but the folks who did are talking Governor Hickenlooper. That’s right PeakNation™, this weekend, the Washington Post ran a feature that profiled six front runners for the Democratic nomination in 2020, and Hickenlooper was one of them. But from reading the profile, it is apparent that the writer only went an inch deep on Hickenlooper’s background.
The Post liked the governor’s “I’m not a politician” demeanor, but it is going to be a tough card to play with a straight face after what will be sixteen consecutive years as mayor of Denver and then governor. Sounds pretty much like a politician to us.
The story also referred to Hickenlooper as “almost Clinton’s vice presidential pick.” Well, we never believed that one from the start. Others listed in the story included Cory Booker (seems to be the writer’s man-crush), Kirsten Gillibrand (Hillary Clinton’s replacement in the Senate), Kamala Harris (she is taking Barbara Boxer’s seat), Amy Klobucher (who?), and Michelle Obama (because that worked out so well for Hillary).
Four years is a long way away, and in the mean time we are pretty sure that Democrats will somehow find their footing to regain their former status as a national party. But will Hickenlooper lead them to the promised land in 2020? We doubt it.