If we look at the two parties for our political future then where do some of the more popular candidates fall?
****Below are Dem candidates and the parties that their policies favor****
Democrats • Tulsi Gabbard • Mike Gravel • Bernie Sanders
Centrist Democrats • Elizabeth Warren
Moderate Republicans • Cory Booker • Kirsten Gillibrand • Kamala Harris
Republicans • Michael Bennet • Joe Biden • Pete Buttigieg • Amy Klobuchar • Beto O’Rourke
Not one of them favor the policies of socialism regardless of what the media and idiots want you to believe.
AXIOS has done a fine job of putting together the Dem candidates and there ONE big thing…..ALL the many many candidates and their ONE BIG THING!
- Joe Biden: Hey, remember Obama? (Also: I can beat Trump.)
- Bernie Sanders: Revolution! Thanks to me. (He takes credit for pushing the rest of the field toward progressive proposals he championed first, like “Medicare for All.”)
- Pete Buttigieg: The fresh face. (How many other Midwestern, gay, millennial, Afghanistan veteran mayors are in the race?)
- Kamala Harris: The “largest working and middle-class tax cut in a generation,” as she calls it. The LIFT Act would provide a tax credit of up to $6,000 a year.
- Elizabeth Warren: The “wealth tax.” (A 2% tax on Americans with more than $50 million in assets.) She’s also running a policy-heavy campaign in general.
- Beto O’Rourke: As of this week, it’s his $5 trillion climate change plan.
- Cory Booker: His theme is “Justice for All,” including criminal justice reform and an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit.
- Amy Klobuchar: She depicts herself as a practical Democrat. Her first policy proposal was a $1 trillion infrastructure plan.
- Michael Bennet: Another moderate who calls himself a “pragmatic idealist.” (He rejects popular Democratic proposals like Medicare for All and free college.)
- Julián Castro: He’s put out an immigration plan that rolls back policies implemented by Trump and George W. Bush.
- John Delaney: He promises only bipartisan proposals in his first 100 days.
- Tulsi Gabbard: She says she’s anti-war and will talk to “both adversaries and friends in the pursuit of peace.”
- Kirsten Gillibrand: She has emphasized issues like sexual assault and reproductive rights, but her first campaign proposal is a “clean elections” campaign finance plan.
- Mike Gravel: He’s running on a platform of “ending all wars.”
- John Hickenlooper: He’s a centrist and is basing his campaign on that, criticizing progressive Democratic proposals like the Green New Deal.
- Jay Inslee: He’s basing his campaign on fighting climate change.
- Wayne Messam: His big idea is canceling student loan debt. (His campaign advisers hope he’ll do well in the southern states and with African-American voters.)
- Seth Moulton: Foreign policy, national security and defense.
- Tim Ryan: He says he wants to “rebuild the middle class.” (He’s concerned about the decline of the industrial Midwest.)
- Eric Swalwell: He’s running on gun control.
- Marianne Williamson: She’s calling for a “moral and spiritual awakening.”
- Andrew Yang: He wants to give every citizen $1,000 a month — a universal basic income — to combat job replacement from automation.
Go to AXIOS and their coverage of the Dem candidates…..pick your favorite and check out if they have the “grit” to be the nominee….
Go deeper: A closer look at Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Michael Bennet, Julián Castro, John Hickenlooper, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Kirsten Gillibrand, Jay Inslee, Wayne Messam, Seth Moulton, Tim Ryan, Eric Swalwell, Marianne Williamson, and Andrew Yang.
As typical candidates come and go in favor with the media…….
Mayor Pete once the darling of the media seems to losing his allure…..but let’s say he wins the nomination the first question that will be asked (not by me) is America ready for a gay president?
A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that 70% of voters (including 86% of Democrats and independents who lean Democratic) say they are open to electing a gay president.The same poll also discovered, however, that only 36% of voters (including 40% of Democrats and independents who lean Democratic) think the United States is ready to elect a gay president.