No one has struck me as the ideal moderate democrat who can speak the language of concern for disadvantaged with credible fiscal bona fides and charisma. Warren is too liberal and divisive IMO, Perez seems like a good guy but I haven't been overly impressed with his ability to articulately and charismatically spin a position. I think Massachusetts' Seth Moulton is a bright young guy -- with a strong military record, but I don't see him as all that charismatic -- and he's very young. I like Cory Booker, Chris Van Hollen, Tammy Duckworth, Joe Manchin, and Mark Warner. Manchin and Warner present credibly as moderates who would see eye to eye with some republicans on some issues. I like that as a move away from far left vs. far right. It's why I thought John Kasich was a good candidate for the republicans.
I am amazed and disappointed that the democrats opted for Nancy Pelosi as their leader again. Jeez, she is remarkably uninspiring. Thank goodness Harry Reid is gone -- Schumer isn't the greatest communicator but far better than Reid. The guy who challenged Pelosi for the leadership role seems like he may be a solid young up-and-comer -- can't recall his name.