South Dakota Democrats looking to make a difference could go to Iowa this weekend and connect with Elizabeth Warren’s exploratory Presidential campaign:
Warren on Monday took the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency. One day later, her plans to come to Iowa were quickly made known, and she will make two Siouxland stops, in Sioux City and Storm Lake, plus she will hold events in Des Moines and Council Bluffs.
Warren’s swing means the 2020 race, in which Republican President Donald Trump plans to seek re-election, starts with 2019 campaign activities within the very first week.
The Warren event in downtown Sioux City will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre, and doors will open one hour prior [Bret Hayworth, “Elizabeth Warren to Make Siouxland Stops as She Explores Presidential Bid,” Sioux City Journal, 2019.01.01].
It would be interesting to hear this first quasi-declared candidate to oust Il Duce in 2020, as it will be interesting to hear all the candidates as they declare. And, unless and until we get a tight primary like 2008, Sioux City is probably the closest place for any South Dakotans so hear from Presidential candidates directly.
However, like big Democratic donors, I’m holding my fire until I see the full field. Removing the worst President ever is too important to leap at the first shiny object. We will need the sharpest tool in the drawer to fix all the damage done by the blunt object in the White House.