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Who should the Democratic nominee for President in 2020 be?
Bernie Sanders has an
army of volunteers
and has inspired a
. This grassroots movement would help get out the Democratic vote in a general election, which could swing an election in favour of the Democrats given that over 40% of the voting-age population did not vote in the
Bernie Sanders has a strong policy platform on issues which matter to American voters.
Bernie Sanders is one of the most popular politicians in the United States. Therefore, he would be a good candidate in the general election.
The vast majority of Bernie Sanders' past campaign fundraising has come from
small dollar donations
(<$200). He is therefore more likely to represent the interests of the US people, rather than corporate interests.
Bernie Sanders is
not a Democrat
His proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15 may actually have adverse effects.
Automation threatens to take millions of jobs.
Forcing the minimum wage up financially incentivizes automating your workforce.
Sanders would have trouble governing due to his inability to create broad political coalitions.
Bernie Sanders is too old. If he were to win a general election, he would become president at