Boston Mayor Marty Walsh — a somewhat rare example these days of a Democrat who can connect well with Trump voters, or at least with blue collar, non-college-educated white guys — suggests that Democrats seeking a presidential candidate in 2020 maybe look in a different direction than Elizabeth Warren. Politico reports:
Looking ahead to 2020, he talks up fellow mayors Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles and Mitch Landrieu, the former mayor of New Orleans, though he said the first name that comes to mind as a candidate who can take on Trump is the man Walsh invited to swear him in for his second term as mayor: "Joe Biden gets it."
Further: "he won't take a swing at [Republican] Gov. Charlie Baker, whose popularity and election chances remain extremely high."
Mayors haven't had much history of presidential electoral success, and at least some substantial fraction of the Democratic primary electorate seems far more interested in finding the most "progressive" candidate than in finding someone who could actually defeat Trump. Garcetti, who identifies as Latino, Italian, and Jewish, was born in 1971 and is the son of former L.A. dIstrict attorney Gil Garcetti. He is pretty good on television, as this YouTube clip shows.