Here We Go 2020:
February 19, 2019 is a day progressives jumped for joy as Senator Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy for president again. In the first 24 hours, Senator Sanders raised 6 million dollars, surpassing all the other Democratic candidates running for president. Sidebar: because money is such a big part of our politics, the grassroots coalition will propel Senator Sanders as the front-runner. It’s no surprise the Senator raised this much in the first hours of announcing his candidacy, what is surprising is the momentum which began in 2016 has increased. With a year out until the 2020 elections, Bernie Sanders is the candidate to watch and the candidate to beat because of his policies which he never strayed from, also the world will watch if the establishment Democratic party will rig the primaries again.
“Sidebar: because money is such a big part of our politics, the grassroots coalition will definitely propel Senator Sanders as the front-runner.”
It’s fantastic that Bernie is back, the Senator represents what Americans want, what our nation needs because the Senator understands the issues. As we begin this rat race of the 2020 presidential elections, it will be interesting to hear the positions on policy from the other candidates and how much of the policies and stances the establishment Democratic candidates will use from Bernie’s platform.
What to Expect:
As we are gearing up for the 2020 elections, it’s helpful to know what we are expecting from the candidates. Since 2016, Bernie Sanders policy stances is mostly the same, and his momentum continues to build because of the deep tax cuts from the GOP abysmal tax law costing millions of families to receive a refund, Amazon not paying any tax returns and a belligerent occupier in the Oval Office. The wealth inequality argument along with being the only nation without universal health care is what we will continue to hear from Senator Sanders on the campaign trail.
“Both Sen Sanders and Warren are the two progressives in this race who policy stances relate to what Americans are dealing with daily and actually have solutions. Not only that, talking to regular citizens, both Senators are favorable among the people.”
Following similar policy stances is Elizabeth Warren who continues to speak about how her mom saved the family’s house by working a part-time job. Sen Warren economic stance on a livable wage echo that of Sen Sanders, however tying her personal story is what separates them. Both Sen Sanders and Warren are the two progressives in this race who policy stances relate to what Americans are dealing with daily and have solutions. Not only that, talking to regular citizens, both Senators are favorable among the people.
“With this early in the stage of the campaigning, we can expect candidates to the usual meet and greets, perhaps the other candidate’s stances on policy will move towards the progressive side which is popular because that’s where we are as a nation.”
As we go down the line, we see the policies of the other candidates are not as progressive with the exception to Sen Booker and Sen Harris criminal justice stance. However, Senators Klobuchar, Gillibrand and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro policy stances are not as progressive, Donald Trump is the central focus, and they are not targeting states such as Georgia which is now a battleground thanks to the REAL Governor of Georgia Stacy Abrams.
We are in the early stages of campaigning, therefore, we can expect candidates usual meet and greets, impromptu campaign stops and a more detailed explanation of their policies. However, with more Americans embracing the policies of Sen Sanders, a hot button question is will the policies of the other candidates move further to the left.
Game. Set. Match.
“Additionally, 2020 will decide if America will rise to become a more great beacon of hope which our nation has been for 241 years.”
With Senator Bernie Sanders now entering the crowded Democratic presidential contest and out fundraising the other candidates with small dollar donations, this is an election for the ages. 2020 will decide if our government and elected officials are listening to the people, it will decide whether they are watching nations who are passing America in the necessities of life and will carry out those same policies. Additionally, 2020 will decide if America will rise to become a more great beacon of hope which our nation has been for 241 years.