There are two Democratic presidential candidates besides Hickenlooper who could help to ditch Mitch. They have much better chances of winning U.S. Senate races than they do of reaching the White House.

In Texas, Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke could mount a serious challenge to Republican Sen. John Cornyn. O’Rourke came close to upsetting Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018 and he might have a better chance of winning in a presidential election year when turnout among Latino voters would be higher. Gov. Mike Bullock is the only Democrat in Montana who has a prayer of beating freshman GOP Sen. Steve Daines.

It’s time for all good Democrats to come to the aid of their party and clear the way for the next president to end gridlock in Washington. Hickenlooper, O’Rourke and Bullock could all do the next Democratic president and their country a great service by swallowing their pride and changing their plans.