Ever since Donald Trump won the 2016 election, people have been asking me who Democrats could — and/or should — put up against him when, presumably, he seeks re-election in 2020.
My rote answer goes something like this: Someone who is not a politician.
Why? Because the way Trump won was by casting himself as the ultimate outsider to a political system that lots and lots of Americans — in both parties — hate. As a celebrity (and not a politician), Trump was held to a different standard of behavior too. Things that would have ended — or badly handicapped — other candidates bounced off Trump with little damage done.
Nominate just another politician in...