One of the candidates for the 2020 presidential election is Bernie Sanders of the Democratic party. His platform is based on medicare for all, which has been a growing interest in the democratic party over the years. According to CNN.com an article published by John Pramuk stated, “Sanders has supported policies such as Medicare for all, breaking up big banks, a $15 per hour minimum wage and free public college” Bernie Sanders is a United States Senator for the State of Vermont. Bernie ran for president in 2016 but lost to Hillary Clinton in the Democratic vote. Bernie Sanders is the longest-serving independent in United States congressional history. Bernie co-founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus and chaired the group for it’s first 8 years.
A negative thing Bernie has said is stated in an article on Creators.com by Froma Harrop stated, “Sanders' ignoring the role faith plays in African-American politics is not racist, just neglectful. He certainly didn't help himself by slighting Barack Obama's legacy. He described Obama as a "charismatic individual" and an "extraordinary candidate," as opposed to an extraordinary president.” I do believe Bernie is qualified to be president because he has had experience as a United States Senator so he knows what he’s doing. If he were to be elected, it would affect me in a good way. I would feel like things would be changing in a positive direction opposed to the negative that is in the White House right now. Another candidate for the 2020 election is United States Senator Kamala Harris. She is an Oakland native part of the Democratic Party. Kamala is the second African American woman in history to be elected to the U.S. Senate, and the first African American and first woman to serve as Attorney General of the state of California.
In her past she was the District Attorney of San Francisco. Kamala has been caught in a lie according to Jacobinmag.com an article by Branko Marcetic stated, “... after she was elected as San Francisco’s district attorney (DA) while promising never to impose capital punishment. Less than six months into her tenure, Harris defied a united chorus of voices … calling for the death penalty for a twenty-one-year-old who killed an undercover police officer.” This sparked anger in her followers and caused her some controversy. Kamala is a civil rights activist and even has a close relationship with former president, Barack Obama. She helped him campaign for the 2008 election against United States Senator Mitt Romney. I believe Kamala is somewhat qualified to be the President of the United States because she doesn’t have as much experience as her competitors. If she were elected it would affect me personally because she would be the first woman president of the US on top of that she’s Black! A black woman as president would be a historical achievement for the US.
Another democrat in the 2020 candidacy is Elizabeth Warren. Her platform includes, ending Washington corruption, rebuilding the middle class, foreign policy, and strengthening democracy. Warren was originally a Republican but she switched parties in 1996. She is an expert on bankruptcy laws and was a professor at Harvard for a few years.
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