I'm interested by Avenatti. It has been refreshing to see someone (anyone) stand up to the Republican bully boy style and then give it back to them ten times over. The Democrats do seem to be fearful of fighting back as a party, the lack of backbone there has been one of the most disheartening things about the last 2 years. So yes Avenatti has been great to watch come out swinging and not just blindly, but from a position of knowledge and with the facts backing him up which helps give him strength. He even has a very progressive list of policies, which I posted on his tweet here which is also refreshing.
My problem with him is that whilst his light is burning brightly at the moment I have no idea if this is sustainable for him, if these are new positions or life long held beliefs, I just don't know enough about him now to get fully behind him, especially when there are a couple of life long progressives with massive experience and name recognition who could do as well if not better than Avenatti. (yes I'm talking about Bernie). High profile and exciting is not the same as a good candidate.
I also love that he has been calling out the main right wing mouth pieces and not a single one of them will get in a room with him. Fox are running scared and it is wonderful to watch as they all know he will come on prepared to call them out on their hypocrisies, he will be able to quote them, he will be able to say when they said what they said and he will pick them to pieces. Whilst I'm not sure Avenatti is the man to run for President I would pay good money to see him debate Trump. I'd prefer to see him put Trump on trial though.