Thanks for clarifying the criteria @Lazarus. That makes a bit more sense. At least a potential candidate isn’t thrown away just because of their lack of donors. End of the day money unfortunately plays a massive role. It is what it is. The amounts are mind boggling. Regardless, I’m sure whoever the candidate ends up being, money I would imagine, won’t be a problem.
The important thing I believe, is for the Democrats to select a candidate who (a) doesn’t have baggage (I’m thinking Hillary here) and (b) is sincere. By sincere I mean someone like Obama. Not an exact like for like but in a similar vein. Obama didn’t have that image of being “establishment” and I feel he really did want to do a good job in the face of many obstacles. Hillary/Trump strike me as wanting the position for the sake of it. These are just my perceptions though and I’m not heavily into U.S. politics or policies.
But (and this is important) whoever the candidate is, they need to bypass/ignore Trump as much as possible, by concentrating on policy. No one can win against Trump by trying to criticise him. The man is beyond criticism.
Policy, policy, policy, policy, policy. It’s what thinking people are interested in. Those that aren’t, well there is no convincing them anyway.