The response to President Donald Trump’s first formal State of the Union address on Tuesday was divided heavily along party lines, with liberal activists, Democratic politicians, and left-leaning organizations describing the speech as “divisive,” an exercise in “showmanship,” and blatant “propaganda.”
CNN informs me there are “at least” 22 Democrats thinking of running for president in 2020. So who among them had the best 2017? Below is my list, in descending order, of the strongest members of the emerging 2020 Democratic field, along with some thoughts on their political fortunes. Spoiler alert: It’s not a pretty sight.