“It appears we’re going to have an old-folks’ home," New York Magazine quotes Sen. Harry Reid as saying about hypothetical Democratic 2020 presidential contenders. "We’ve got Warren; she’ll be 71. Biden will be 78. Bernie will be 79.” Regardless, the Hill has ranked the top 15 candidates (number 15, especially, might be a bit of a shock) it thinks will battle to replace Donald Trump in four years. Here are the top five:
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Warren is slated to join the Senate Armed Services Committee, potential evidence she's upping her resume for a 2020 run.
- Sen. Bernie Sanders: His age could be a hindrance.
- Sen. Cory Booker: Like Warren, may be trying to boost his resume by joining the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
- Sen. Amy Klobuchar: She could win over voters in the Rust Belt but may be too low-profile at this point.
- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Has a number of similarities to Hillary Clinton, which could either work for or against her.
See the full list here
. (A recent survey found Democrat voters aren't particularly excited
about any of these possibilities.)