Listen: Iowa, Wall Street Journal And Reid discussed on This Morning with Gordon Deal
"For the party's wide. Open twenty twenty presidential contest are hungry for a young standard-bearer. Who will usher in generational change, Wall Street Journal reporter Reid. Epstein says the preference for a younger candidate means a potential roadblock for the three best known perspective contenders for the nomination read. What did you find out to all ninety nine of the county chairman and care women in Iowa who are pretty important people when it comes to rival central Cox is the conduit between the campaigns and out of the activist and mistakes, and we found that they are are really hungry for a young candidate somebody who sort of feeling fresh and new candidate the future to them. And there's a lot of hesitancy toward some of the bigger names that expected to join the twenty twenty presidential campaign, Joe Biden. Bernie sanders. Elizabeth warren. We're all going to be at least seventy years old by the time. I would caucus in February of twenty twenty and it really talking to these folks in Iowa, there's a hunger for somebody younger and up for a lot of them somebody. They're looking for somebody who reminds them of Alabama in two thousand eight interesting. So the folks who responded these county chairs responded are they young themselves. Some of them are are much older. I was it was really surprising to us. How many Kenny chairs who are them selves in their seventies said that they there has to pick a septuagenarian candidate? Folks, who are who would say things like one county chairman who said, you know, I'm seventy seven years old myself. I understand the limitations, but I have once I've gotten older, and you know, I don't think it's best for a party that candidate who's at. And of course, you have there's a handful one of the one of the people in our stories a twenty six year old county chairman in Dallas county, Iowa to the of. And he was talking about how Hillary Clinton campaign at the bowling alley owns in two thousand sixteen that her aides demanded that he turn the lanes. So that she wouldn't be tempted into bowling and embarrass herself by betraying up poor bowling forms. Price price method. Dallas county was saying that. It's important for Democrats that have a candidate who they don't have to worry about sort of a bit. They can have Boll and not embarrassed themselves receiving with Reid. Epstein Wall Street Journal reporter, he's written a piece entitled Iowa Democrats say they want generational change. So I if that means generally as you referenced before Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren Bernie Sanders might get the thumbs down from these democratic county chairs in Iowa who does that open the door for one name that we heard a lot from people that they're interested in seeing is is better for the Texas. Congressman who narrowly lost the Senate race to Ted Cruz. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, the senators from New Jersey and California, we'll both in Iowa in October campaigning for local candidates and made very good impressions couple of the people. We live in an Iowa. And then. Have done well for themselves. There are some in the next year. Kennedy or Senator Jeff Merkley more than and Montana. Governor. But the field is as we say in the story as wide open as it has been in generations. There. There are twenty six out of state candidates who have already been since. Twenty six. That doesn't include Alexa, Mike Bloomberg who is there on Tuesday. One up into Iowa. And so you're. You know, it's possible. There could be as many thirty candidates who launched campaigns in the sometime next year. Is that just Democrats are all parties, just Democrats? Wow, on it's shaping up to be the biggest primary thrilled in the recent memory of sort of anyone who's been through this. Now, you know, it's not history suggests that I feel that large wall should break it up into tears Nobis first year of, you know, six to Penn sort of serious real candidates. And then you'll have some other sort of more fringe candidates with we learned anything after the two thousand sixteen campaign. That's that's a lot of the older world. So we've lived by in presidential campaigns. Don't apply any more and sort of. We're all of learning. Fly. Nice read Wall Street Journal reporter Reid. Epstein. Twenty minutes now in front of the hour on."