Who says the Dems have no youthful prospects for the White House? For now, Chris Murphy is my preferred candidate for 2020. He'll be 44 in August. He's probably the most articulate member of the U.S. Senate, and in interviews he doesn't evade uncomfortable questions. He's straightforward, plain spoken, and seemingly (about the best one can hope for in politics) a man of convictions. He is thoughtful and solidly center-left.
From his "Issues" page:
*I strongly support the fundamental, constitutional right of a woman to make her own decisions regarding her reproductive health.
*I’m helping to lead the fight to enact aggressive policies to combat climate change.
*Any changes in the [tax] code must protect poor families and the middle class … must raise revenue [my emphasis] … [and] should simplify the code.
*I support the kind of comprehensive immigration reform that passed the Senate during my first year in the chamber.
*We have learned that in this new world order, there are real limits to the impact of American military power…. I will continue to argue for a robust American diplomatic presence in the world.