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Who should the Democratic nominee for President in 2020 be?
Bernie Sanders has a very strong track record for voting against bills not in the interest of the American people.
Sanders is the only candidate who can win over anti-establishment and radical swing voters from Trump. No other frontrunner claims to have socialist ideals, which is
seen as radical by Americans
and therefore can win over the rebellion votes.
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.
Bernie Sanders is too left-leaning to optimally contest Trump.
A centrist would receive almost all of the vote from the left
(if pitted against Trump) while better competing for libertarian, centrist, and disaffected republican voters.
Sanders has difficulty
connecting with Black voters
, a key constituency of the Democratic party.
Sanders has a long list of very expensive programs he wants to implement: medicare for all, "free" college tuition, supports the green new deal, etc. These, if implemented, would add untold billions to our already overburdened debt. His policy proposals are financially reckless.
See report from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB)
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