Joe Biden

Everyone’s favorite creepy uncle, who’ll be 77 by 2020, has a new book out and reportedly sees himself as the one guy who’s got what it takes to deprive Donald Trump a second term in office. Though the prevailing cultural winds don’t favor his handsy habits, he’s probably right that of all the old white guys positioned to take on Trump, and Bernie Sanders for that matter, few would likely fare better. A new Morning Consult poll gives him a 9-point lead over the president in the Midwest. Plus, Biden’s PAC runneth over.

Cory Booker

In a New Hampshire poll of Democratic voters last month, the New Jersey senator and former mayor of Newark came in fourth after the Granite State’s beloved groovy grandpa neighbor to the left Bernie Sanders, self-proclaimed shoo-in Joe Biden, and virally persistent progressive The three past and present senators who bested him in the first primary state all bring far better national—and New England—name recall, so that fourth place finish is nothing to turn up your nose at. Plus, he’s young and hip. He’s even dating an Instagram celebrity.