A foreigner's early review of the horses in the field:
Harris and Klobuchar at the top. O'Rourke is being cute about it and he's in there, but I'm not sure that he exudes strength the way that Harris and possibly Klobuchar do. We'll see.
Biden and Sanders, oh God please no. I can't believe that Biden is the front-runner in some polls. He's 89 for Christ's sake. If he wanted to do something useful he would just endorse somebody...not now, it's too early. But declare now that he is not running, and that he will withhold his endorsement until early 2020.
Cory Booker - has some flash and some almost-convincing sincerity, but not this time. Maybe later. When the hair goes gray, grow it out again.
Gillibrand? Nah. She's got nothing. Not now, not ever.
Elizabeth Warren - Trump would just annihilate her. I don't understand how she ever became a senator, I wouldn't elect her as a Sunday school teacher.
Everybody else - what a waste of time.
Here's my early call - Harris gets the nomination, makes an absolute fool of Trump in the debates, knocks him down, grabs his hair and rubs his face in the gravel while she's dealing out some kidney shots. Just looking at all of those candidates, if I have to go back-to-back with one of them in a bar fight, I'm taking Harris and she has the brains and the experience and the eloquence to go along with it. She steps onto the world stage on day 1 of her presidency, I'm not sure that any of the others do.
Want to put down $10 on the VP on the ticket, right now? It depends on the presidential candidate of course but I've got $10 (Canadian) on Tammy Duckworth. Do you want to put up $10 (American) against that?