It is no longer news that the baton of the United States leadership will be changed in no distant time and several distinguished candidates scrambling for momentum have been lined up to topple the incumbent Donald Trump in the 2020 Election. Prominent among the individuals that have thrown their hats in the ring include senators and other members of Congress as well as a high number of women. Thus, the question is: which of the Democrats will take on Donald Trump in 2020?
My choice of Democrat candidates nomination will be from a strategic perspective as well as results from several online polls. My top choices, among the over 20 contestants, are Former Vice President and Delaware Senator Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. They, undoubtedly, have an unparalleled level of widespread recognition in the field of politics, having contributed to the course of American citizens in one form or the other.
Despite Biden’s unsteadiness, he seems to have succeeded in wooing Americans as he has hinged his campaign on “a reboot from the Trump catastrophe.” He also boasts of incomparable foreign policy credentials. However, many critics believe his role in Anita Hill – Clarence Thomas sexual harassment case may make him struggle to win the ticket. Despite this, he still controls a fair percentage of Democratic primary voters and even African American voters, thereby giving him a sizable lead.
Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, has gained momentum in the hearts of American progressives through his peerless grassroots fundraising apparatus. He was instrumental to the $15 minimum wage and tuition-free college mainstreaming. His candidature is, of course, a threat to Biden’s as he continues to get a foothold of Iowa and New Hampshire. His challenge of Hillary Clinton in 2016 proved his strong predisposition towards his nomination. However, the interest of his former ally Elizabeth Warren threatens his emergence.
Verdict: Joe Biden