The Dems’ Priorities in a Presidential Candidate

Election year 2020, will Democrats be more successful if they focus on “issues” or “beating Donald Trump?”

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Joe Biden is officially in the running to beat the Democratic presidential party. However, if Trump does win yet again, he would become the first-ever president to get re-elected despite more than half of the country disapproving of him during the entirety of his first term.

“He may be the first one, but he was the first one to do a lot of things,” Jim Hobart told Jamal Simmons on Hill. TV’s “What America’s Thinking.”

“That is just where he is, and that is going to be where he will stay. I think the big question is, what happens with these swing voters who don’t necessarily like Trump personally but do like some of the things Trump was able to achieve. I think that is going to decide who is going to win in the 2020,” Hobart said.

And that number of votes could be similar to those Barack Obama and Bill Clinton received towards the end of their first terms, before going on to win their second terms.

But the Democrats will do what they can to prevent this from happening. And from the sound of it, finding the best candidate to ‘run the country’ appears to have taken a back seat to finding the best candidate to ‘defeat’ Trump.

“There is a freight train coming down the track and, if we don’t take drastic action to derail it, this country is going to change,” said Dick Harpootlian, former South Carolina Democratic chairman and current state senator.

“In this contest, there is only one issue — not ‘Medicare for All,’ not the Green New Deal. It’s who can beat Donald Trump. In my mind, there is only one person in this field who can clearly go toe-to-toe with Donald Trump, not just in the debates but in the campaign,” he added.

And the person Harpootlian is referring to is Barack Obama’s former vice president, Joe Biden.

Along with the 76-year-old, you have Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), and Mayor Pete Buttigieg as some of the biggest names electing to run.

“Winning” the election and “beating” Trump can be argued to be two separate things. The latter gives off the stigma that you will whatever it takes strictly to triumph over Trump, while the former is more in line with garnering support through your ideas and policies over pivoting to appeal the anti-Trump base.

But at the same time, defeating Trump and focusing on issues are not mutually exclusive; hopefully the election will be won by standing for issues the population can get behind.

However, in this case it appears, right or wrong, that the left wants their representative to be someone who can take down the current president. Whether that means finding the best leader remains to be seen. You can read more about this story on The Hill.

Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

Election year 2020, will Democrats be more successful if they focus on “issues” or “beating Donald Trump?”

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