The list of Democrats seeking their party's nomination for president continues to grow, and none appear willing to win back those who voted for trump.
At least eight Democrats and a handful of independents so far have declared their candidacy for 2020.
“We're not lacking ambition, but they may be lacking quality,” says Dr. Robert Stein , fellow in urban politics at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.
“I don't think it will be about who the Democratic candidate is, it will be simply Donald Trump, and it'll be either for or against Donald Trump,” he says.
“And I think that's the same way its going to go for the congressional Senate, House and even some national, state and local races.”
Stein says Democrats so far are putting a diverse group of candidates to challenge Trump.
“Unlike the Republican 2015-16 primary, these are men, they're women, they're people of color, and decidedly with the exception of maybe Joe Biden, well under the age of 60,” he says.
Biden and Beto O'Rourke remain clear favorites though still undeclared.
“Beto has actually raised significant amounts of money and much of the money he raised came from around the country, not just in Texas.”
With neither side willing to abandon their base, the challenge for Democrats may be voter turnout.
“The candidates you're seeing on the Democratic side are talking about the future, but the future might not be here quite yet, it may be premature.”