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Elizabeth Warren and Jay Inslee are running. Amy Klobuchar is “getting close to a decision.” Joe Biden, Sherrod Brown and a bunch of other potential Democratic presidential candidates may also announce their plans soon.
So how should a Democratic voter — or, for that matter, campaign aide or donor — choose among these candidates? I have two pieces of advice.
First, think for yourself. Don’t try to figure out what kind of candidate some other hypothetical voter — a swing voter, say — is likely to want. Think about which candidate excites you.
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The strongest presidential candidates usually are more than the sum of their demographic traits and résumé lines. In the 2016 primaries, Donald Trump sure didn’t seem like the most electable Republican candidate — but he won. In 2008, a first-term African-American senator with the middle name Hussein didn’t seem like the most electable Democrat — but he won. If you find someone who legitimately excites you this year, there’s a very good chance that candidate will also excite other voters.
My second piece of advice will be familiar to regular readers of this newsletter. The Democrats should choose a candidate who understands the appeal of economic populism right now.
A substantial majority of Americans favor a populist agenda — higher taxes on the rich, better federal health insurance, more government action to create good-paying jobs and so on. The Democrats did so well in the midterms partly because of the populist campaign many of them ran, and I think their best chance of winning in 2020 involves a campaign centered on fighting for working families.
The good news is that these two pieces of advice probably don’t conflict. Most of the potential Democratic candidates have the ability to run a populist campaign. In the coming months, we’ll find out which ones do so.
Thanks to Judd Legum of Popular Information, who recently asked me to offer advice to Democratic voters trying to sort through the potential candidates. He also asked Dan Pfeiffer of Pod Save America, Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action and several others. You can read all their answers here.
Related: The political scientist Steven Vogel writes in The Times about Warren’s plan to tackle inequality through “pre-distribution” — a subject that also interests me. And Michelle Goldberg explains an upside of a crowded Democratic field: “a chance to hash out big, forward-looking ideas.”
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【如】【梁】【宸】【说】【的】，【皇】【后】【顶】【多】【活】【十】【年】，【日】【子】【一】【天】【不】【多】【一】【天】【不】【少】，【于】【入】【秋】【七】【日】，【皇】【后】【薨】。 【皇】【后】【薨】【逝】【后】【第】【二】【年】，【梁】【宸】【就】【离】【开】【了】，【他】【说】【他】【要】【去】【做】【他】【该】【做】【的】【事】【情】。 【那】【一】【天】，【云】【朵】【哭】【得】【很】【伤】【心】，【那】【种】【仿】【佛】【失】【去】【他】【的】【感】【觉】【席】【卷】【上】【来】，【哭】【了】【三】【天】【三】【夜】，【皇】【后】【离】【开】【时】，【云】【朵】【都】【没】【这】【么】【哭】【过】。 【因】【为】【对】【母】【亲】【的】【离】【开】，【是】【已】【知】，【而】【梁】【宸】【这】【一】
【当】【天】【际】【的】【朝】【霞】【即】【将】【隐】【去】，【十】【只】【白】【鹤】【振】【翅】【高】【飞】。 【每】【一】【只】【白】【鹤】【上】【都】【端】【坐】【一】【位】【玄】【白】【道】【袍】【的】【年】【轻】【道】【人】。 【其】【中】【三】【位】【女】【冠】【居】【中】，【周】【围】【的】【年】【轻】【道】【士】【时】【不】【时】【转】【过】【目】【光】。 【无】【他】，【只】【因】【为】【其】【中】【一】【位】【女】【子】【的】【实】【在】【冠】【绝】【同】【辈】，【无】【人】【能】【及】。 “【秦】【师】【妹】，【自】【你】【入】【门】，【这】【次】【是】【第】【一】【次】【下】【山】【吧】？” 【说】【话】【的】【女】【冠】【名】【为】【王】【静】【旋】，【在】【一】【行】【人】【当】黄大仙四肖【亲】【爱】【的】【殿】【下】【你】【好】！【我】【叫】***，【我】【是】【从】【长】【情】【青】【春】【校】【园】【剧】【喜】【欢】【上】【你】【们】【的】。 【殿】【下】【性】【格】【很】【高】【冷】，【感】【觉】【不】【轻】【易】【接】【触】【别】【人】，【但】【能】【够】【看】【出】【来】【你】【在】【看】【万】【爷】【的】【时】【候】，【眼】【神】【真】【的】【非】【常】【的】【温】【柔】，【所】【以】【希】【望】【你】【们】【能】【够】【好】【好】【的】【在】【一】【起】。 【真】【的】【超】【级】【喜】【欢】【你】【和】【万】【爷】！ 【爱】【你】【们】【的】【小】【狐】【卫】~【【爱】【心】】 【墨】【钰】【敛】【眸】，【心】【里】【划】【过】【一】【丝】【无】【奈】，【粉】【丝】【都】
【琼】【州】【最】【近】【来】【了】【公】【主】【圣】【驾】，【这】【可】【是】【个】【百】【年】【不】【遇】【的】【大】【事】。 【多】【少】【富】【豪】【士】【绅】【送】【钱】【送】【礼】【送】【房】【想】【得】【到】【公】【主】【接】【见】，【都】【功】【亏】【一】【篑】。 【因】【为】【公】【主】【说】【了】，【她】【不】【要】【宝】【物】，【只】【要】【故】【事】。 【谁】【能】【说】【出】【奇】【特】【的】【海】【外】【故】【事】，【就】【能】【得】【到】【她】【的】【赏】【赐】【和】【接】【见】。 【喜】【欢】【听】【故】【事】【的】【公】【主】，【这】【也】【是】【奇】【事】【之】【一】【了】。 【本】【来】【大】【家】【都】【不】【信】，【可】【是】【有】【个】【渔】【夫】【去】【县】【衙】【给】
【三】【人】【将】【灵】【矿】【都】【分】【配】【好】【之】【后】，【就】【抓】【紧】【时】【间】【开】【始】【修】【行】。 【杜】【炎】【就】【坐】【在】【地】【上】【一】【堆】【小】【山】【般】【的】【五】【阶】【灵】【矿】【上】【面】，【开】【始】【吸】【收】【这】【些】【五】【阶】【灵】【矿】【的】【灵】【机】，【其】【实】【他】【也】【不】【需】【要】【这】【么】【多】【灵】【机】，【只】【不】【过】【付】【琪】【二】【人】【也】【用】【不】【上】，【他】【们】【又】【带】【不】【走】，【就】【只】【能】【杜】【炎】【一】【个】【人】【享】【受】【了】。 【不】【得】【不】【说】，【坐】【在】【五】【阶】【灵】【矿】【上】【吸】【收】【灵】【机】，【可】【能】【杜】【炎】【也】【是】【独】【一】【人】。 【这】【种】【行】【为】
【林】【炎】【跳】【海】【前】【再】【次】【联】【系】【上】【金】【蛇】，“【小】【金】。” “【大】【哥】。” “【鸠】【行】【智】【已】【经】【来】【到】【火】【氏】【器】【庐】，【这】【次】【相】【见】，【我】【恐】【怕】【很】【难】【幸】【免】，【你】【替】【我】【照】【顾】【好】【家】【人】，【没】【有】【能】【力】【自】【保】【前】，【千】【万】【不】【要】【离】【开】【学】【院】。” “【大】【哥】……”【金】【蛇】【急】【得】【不】【知】【道】【该】【如】【何】【表】【达】。 “【小】【金】，【你】【听】【我】【的】：【不】【要】【告】【诉】【他】【们】【真】【相】！【梅】【院】【长】【不】【是】【说】【我】【只】【是】【有】【危】【险】，【又】【没】【说】