Who Will be Electable?

NBC News
Alex Seitz-Wald

The most important issue on the mind of most Democrats right now, according to polls, is “electability.”

“We’re going to look for that candidate that we think can best beat Trump — period,” said Robert Wolf, the former chairman of UBS and a major Democratic donor who served as an economic adviser to President Barack Obama.

“For me, it’s going to take someone who supports progressive issues like gun reform and climate change, but must be a pro-growth Democrat to win on the economy,” Wolf added.

The 2020 Democratic presidential primary hung a left turn out of the gate, leaving the middle of the field wide open for … someone.

But who?

“We really, really don’t know yet,” said Matt Bennett, a vice president of the centrist Democratic think tank Third Way.

We will need to know these candidates better than any other time in electoral history. Our future truly depends on it!