Bernie Sanders excited many democrats, but hes unlikely to make it to the general election. We asked writers to imagine a fantasy replacement
Hillary Clinton is quite likely to be the Democratic candidate for president. But she has been plagued throughout this primary as she was in 2008 by a simple problem: many voters just dont like her. Be it sexism, Clinton-family fatigue, or serious beef with her platform, a poll out this past week showed that 56% of registered voters expressed an aversion.
Though the same poll shows Donald Trump trailing Clinton in a hypothetical vote, simply being able to win isnt enough. There must be people out there who can excite the Democratic electorate as Trump does many Republicans, to the establishments chagrin and beat the man, to boot.
Bernie Sanders might be able to beat Trump, and hes definitely triggered a groundswell, but if he cant win against Hillary then he simply wont be around. So here are an assortment of alternative candidates for the democratic nomination. They are all theoretically eligible, they inspire devoted fandom, and their Oval Office presence would each be unparalleled. Dream on with us, and leave your own picks in the comments.
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