Race of Presidency in the United States of America

According to the constitution of America, a presidential candidate must be 35 years old and native American. He must also be a resident of US for past 14 years. Most of the candidates come from the political background, for presidential race, who have held the elected positions like senator, vice-president, etc. Candidates for presidential race also come from business background and army background. There are mainly two parties who nominate the candidates for the position including Democrats and Republican. Sometimes, a third party also nominate the candidate for the presidential race.

Candidates for US President Election 2020

The presidential elections are going to be held in the United States of America in 2020. The candidates for the Election 2020 have started the preparations and campaigns. 24 Democrats and 2 Republicans are going to run in the race of presidential elections 2010. The names of the democratic candidates are:

  • Michael Bennet (Senator from Colorado)
  • Joseph R. Biden Jr. (Former Vice President, Former Senator from Delaware)
  • Cory Booker (Senator from New Jersey)
  • Steve Bullock (Former state attorney general, Governor of Montana)
  • Pete Buttigieg (Mayor of South Bend, Military Veteran)
  • Julian Castro (Former housing secretary, Former mayor of San Antonio)
  • Bill de Blasio (Mayor of New York City)
  • John Delaney (Former congressman from Maryland, Former businessman)
  • Tulsi Gabbard (Veteran of Army National Guard, Congresswoman from Hawaii)
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (Former congresswoman, Senator from New York)
  • Kamala Harris (Senator from California, Former attorney general of California and district attorney of San Francisco)
  • John Hickenlooper (Former governor of Colorado, Former mayor of Denver)
  • Jay Inslee (Former congressman, Governor of Washington state)
  • Amy Klobuchar (Senator from Minnesota)
  • Wayne Messam (Mayor of Miramar, Fla)
  • Seth Moulton (Iraq War Veteran, Congressman from Massachusetts)
  • Beto O’Rourke (Former congressman from Texas)
  • Tim Ryan (Congressman from Ohio)
  • Bernie Sanders (Former congressman, Senator from Vermont)
  • Joe Sestak (Former navy admiral, Congressman from Pennsylvania)
  • Eric Swalwell (congressman from California)
  • Elizabeth Warren (Former professor of Harvard, Senator from Massachusetts)
  • Marianne Williamson (Author and Lecturer)
  • Andrew Yang (Former Tech Executive)

Two republican candidates are also the part of Presidential Elections 2020. Here are the details of these two candidates:

  • Donald J. Trump (President of the United States of America, Real estate developer, Reality TV star)
  • William F. Weld (Former federal prosecutor, Governor of Massachusetts)

Strongest Candidates according to the Pools

In the democratic field, Joseph Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris are the strongest players for being nominated as the contender to challenge the current president Donald Trump in the final race. Joe Biden is leading the polls on the national level. Mr. Biden is a powerful candidate to be nominated as he has the voter support and resources. He has raised $21.5 millions in his ten weeks as a candidate which is a phenomenal achievement. Kamala Harris and Bernie Sanders are the real threats for Biden as far as current situation is concerned. Kamala Harris has got uptrend in the polls since her fight with Biden in a debate. Elizabeth Warren is another good candidate which can emerge in the debates as she has the power as well. At the moment, Mr. Biden is most likely to be nominated to compete with Donald Trump in the final race of the presidential elections 2020.

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Political Struggle and complaints of the candidates

The political struggle of the candidates for the presidential elections 2020 is on. Bete O’Rourke wished Kamala Harris and Marianne Williamson good luck as a part of his political campaign. Amy Klobuchar told the reporters that it is just like a situation of hunger game. Most of the candidates have not yet qualified for the fall debate. News channels and media are playing crucial role in the political campaigns of the candidates. The situation is getting tricky as the candidates are trying to explain their position along with their supporters and voters. Mr. Perez said that he expected to see the number of candidates for fall debate in double digits. He added, “The candidates who are moving up in the polls need to explain what they believe”.

Some candidates are complaining about the selection procedure as well. John Kasich, former Republican of Ohio, said, “It is a stupid way to pick up the candidates for presidential elections via debates. The one, who can make clever comment, gets the reward from these debates”. Ms. Klobuchar said, “Five-minutes speech is not enough for me as it does not give chance to do much”. Some candidates also complaint about the less experienced candidates getting much attention of the media due to their media relations. Pete Buttigieg has got huge attention due to his presence on the cable TV. Mr. Hickenlooper said, “I try to call 20 to 30 people a day and they mostly reply that they will wait until the end of primary season”. His comments got viral when he talked about attending a pornographic film with his mother.

The experienced candidates are also targeting the news coverage for getting attention of the people. Sanders talked about the Wall Street Journal column in an event in Waterloo. He said, “We deal with the corporate media all the time”. Michael Bennet said that the metrics set by D.N.C are distorting. His spot in the debate is not yet clear. Steve Bullock complained in a fund-raising event that D.N.C changed the rules and the poll, in which he performed well, was excluded from the selection metric. Mr. Perez said, “We keep every contact under consideration during the campaign season”. Jay Inslee also complained about the rejection of his request to debate on a particular topic. He said, “D.N.C replied to my request as its impractical”.

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The complains are looking to get more intense with the passage of time as we will approach closer to the elections. Mr. Perez said, “For the third debate, the candidates must have to reach 2% support in four pools and they must have to get funds from 130000 individuals”. He added, “We are looking for the serious presidential candidate”. Mr. Perez also said, “Trump is an aggressive fundraiser and we must have to look for a candidate to beat his aggression”. Many candidates think that the selection criteria make them focus and spend more on recruiting the donors. It is really difficult for them to spend more on advertising and staff hiring. Mr. Kasich said, “It is really a tough ask to run for the presidential elections”.

Tough Time for Some Candidates

It is not easy to run in a presidential election race as the reward is the best one in the world. Some candidates really have a tough time in terms of their campaign. O’Rourke has been relegated to single figure status in the pools. Elizabeth Warren also got very less outcome in the pools although she is considered as a strong candidate. Joe Biden, former vice president, has reached the highest levels in the pools and other contenders are finding it tough to be nominated for the final race. Biden replied the number of tweets by Trump in a single morning as, “I wonder why the hell he is doing that? I know I will be the object of attention for him for a while”. Apart from Harris, Sanders, and O’Rourke, other candidates are expected to be vanished away by the final nomination.

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Conclusion

The candidates are looking forward towards the elections 2020 for the president of the United States of America. The list of democratic and republican candidates is explained in the article. Sanders and Biden look strong candidates for the seat and Trump is likely to regain the position of President. The criticism on Trump is on from the opposition candidates. Still, there is a long way into the elections and it will be very early to say who is going to win.

Managing editor of the Chicago Morning Star

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