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rockfan's avatar

In terms of how much you agree with their policy, how do you rank the 2020 presidential candidates?

Asked by rockfan (10036points) 2 weeks ago from iPhone

Here’s mine, best to worst.

Elizabeth Warren
Bernie Sanders (if he runs)
Tulsi Gabbard
Sherrod Brown (if he runs)
Julian Castro
Kirsten Gillibrand
Beto O’Rourke
Kamala Harris
Cory Booker
Amy Klobuchar
Joe Biden (if he runs)
Michael Bloomberg (if he runs)
John Delaney
Howard Schultz

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kritiper's avatar

It’s too early. Ask us again just before the Democratic convention. More will come in and more will bow out before then.

Caravanfan's avatar

Don’t know enough about each of them to make a ranked list. But I imagine it would be different than yours.

Does that mean you would vote for any of them over Trump?

rockfan's avatar

It was pretty easy for me to rank them, all of their policy stances have been firmly established on their campaign websites. And all of their voting records are easy to obtain as well.

rockfan's avatar


Yes I’d vote for any of them over trump. But I’d certainly feel sick voting for Howard Schultz or Michael Bloomberg.

But 99.9% chance I don’t have to worry about that.

Caravanfan's avatar

@rockfan I agree with you there. I would vote for anybody over the Great Orange. Even Oprah.

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Jeruba's avatar

Even a year from now I may not be ready to say. I may hold my nose and go with electability.

I think getting gung ho into this stuff so early is nuts. Pretty soon we’ll be lining up announced candidates 8 or 12 or 16 years ahead, like that other quadrennial show, the Olympics.

Caravanfan's avatar

In terms of policy, most of them seem to have the same shades of beige. So ultimately it really doesn’t matter, so I will go with @Jeruba.

In terms of likability, from those people I know here is my list. Leaving off Castro and Delaney as I have never heard or seen them.


Hawaii_Jake's avatar

For the first time in decades, I am completely undecided. I look forward to seeing how things develop.

I have one thing that I am sure of: I don’t want Bernie to run. Can we, please, just put 2016 behind us? I want someone fresh.

rockfan's avatar

Seems a little arbitrary to me to care so much about a politician being “fresh”. Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Cory Booker are fresh, but many aspects of their record are utterly terrible in my opinion.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@rockfan 59% of Democratic voters want a fresh face. link

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