My fear is that there will be a rush to jump on the Beto bandwagon for exactly the reasons Vivec states. As with Obama, this could happen without knowing what his true positions are. Vivec’s point, which is we have a habit of picking good retail politicians for reason of optics (and give policy short-shrift at times as a result) is well-taken, but the fact remains that an awful lot of people fall for that. The only question for 2020 is: will Democrats fall in love, or fall in line? Nominating a true progressive is more likely with the former, IMHO, than the latter. This debate is current raging full-tilt within Democratic ranks, as evidenced by the whole “energize the base or reach out to white Trump voters” distraction. My take: forget race, gender, or sexual orientation and speak to everyone. This is best accomplished through policy, not platitudes. And that, ultimately, is the best way to build a coalition and win. @Lord Vivec, do you agree?