Could one of these 2020 Candidates be a Dark Horse?
A Closer Look at Long-shot Candidates
As the race to the 2020 presidential election heats up, well-known Democratic candidates like Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders get more and more attention from voters and the press. But as some long-shot candidates drop out of the race, others press on, sharing their viewpoints and ideas and hoping to keep their place on the stage as the 2020 primaries draw closer.
Andrew Yang: promoting universal basic income and smarter business
A lawyer and entrepreneur, Andrew Yang is the only candidate to promote a universal basic income – a “Freedom Dividend” of $1000 per month for each adult American, to counterbalance the rise of automation and loss of jobs. His positions are solidly left-of-center, but thanks to his business background, he appeals to a diverse variety of voters and just might have a shot at winning the nomination.
Amy Klobuchar: a classic Democrat with strong experience
A lawyer and Senator from Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar has an extensive and impressive record of getting things done in Washington. Because of her legal background and skill, there’s been speculation that she might one day be a candidate for a Supreme Court seat. In the meantime, she’s putting up a strong and steady fight for the Democratic Party nomination, relying on what seems to be a squeaky-clean voting and personal record.
Pete Buttigieg: a combat veteran with a growing following
“Mayor Pete” isn’t your typical Presidential candidate. In his second-term as mayor of a mid-sized Midwestern city, Pete Buttigieg is distinctive not just for his policy stances and lack of previous name recognition, but also because he is a combat veteran, he’s openly gay, and he’s the son of an immigrant. Pete’s eloquence on the debate stage has increased his following – increasing the odds that we’ll continue to see him in the candidate pool as we get closer to the primaries.
Are Democrats ready for a change?
While many Americans are ready for a member of the Democratic Party to be the next president, it’s unclear whether or not Democrats are ready for change – and whether or not the party will unite behind one candidate after the primary season. It’s possible that long-shot candidates with strong ideas could come out of the primaries as a dark horse, giving President Trump a run for his money in 2020.