Who will you vote for in 2020?

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Here's the candidates for 2020:

  • Bernie Sanders
  • Joe Biden
  • Beto O'Rourke
  • Kamala Harris
  • Amy Klobuchar
  • Cory Booker
  • Elizabeth Warren

How does each fare against Trump?
Who fares best against Trump?
Who do you believe will win the Democratic primary?

If any of these candidates are the nominee and goes against Trump in 2020, who will get your vote in 2020?

Comments (135)

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Feb 27, 2019
  • Bernie "3 house socialist" sanders
  • Joe "creepy hands" Biden
  • Kamala "Weed smokin prosecutor" Harris or Kamala "free firefighters" Harris
  • Amy "who?" Klobuchar
  • Cory "the vegan boy" Booker
  • Elizabeth "only 99% white" Warren

"The only thing I know is that I know nothing, and i am no quite sure that i know that." Socrates

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Feb 27, 2019

Funny, but I'd say Kamala never smoked weed in her life. Just something she said to seem "down". She's as fake as they come and her pandering is a bit appalling tbh.

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Feb 27, 2019

Agreed, whats more disgusting is her office advocated for longer prison terms. Why? one of the reasons was to keep firefighters body count high.

Unpaid prisoners fighting California wildfires

When the Supreme Court ordered California to reduce its prison population because of the terrible conditions created by overcrowding, state attorneys argued that "if forced to release these inmates early, prisons would lose an important labor pool.

"The only thing I know is that I know nothing, and i am no quite sure that i know that." Socrates

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Feb 28, 2019
BobTheBaker:

Funny, but I'd say Kamala never smoked weed in her life. Just something she said to seem "down". She's as fake as they come and her pandering is a bit appalling tbh.

You don't have to be a pot head to have smoked weed a time or a few. Smoking weed is not that cool. I'd argue it's become a ton less cool with all the mainstream wonks acting like it's Coca Cola or Taylor Swift.

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Feb 28, 2019
Bayoumonkey:

* Bernie "3 house socialist" sanders
* Joe "creepy hands" Biden
* Kamala "Weed smokin prosecutor" Harris or Kamala "free firefighters" Harris
* Amy "who?" Klobuchar
* Cory "the vegan boy" Booker
* Elizabeth "only 99% white" Warren

And Bernie is a crook and Cory Booker is a playa. The only respectable person on this list is Kamala and AOC. And neither of them are real leaders. (I know AOC is not really on the list, but isn't she though?)

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Mar 1, 2019

IDK what makes Bernie a crook or AOC and Kamala "respectable." Please explain.

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Apr 1, 2019

Voting age should be raised to 30 and limited to those with children.

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Apr 1, 2019

More like Cory "Sparticus" Booker

Apr 1, 2019

What about Cory Booker's imaginary friend, T-Bone?

Feb 27, 2019

Hoping Michael Bloomberg decides to run. Although I doubt he would make it through the primaries. He would have my vote.

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Feb 27, 2019

Gonna second this. Bloomberg is extremely well respected in the Northeast as a whole, even with the aggressive left side of the party. Hopefully he makes an appearance, at least to move the platform around a little bit.

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Feb 27, 2019

Yeah. The thing about Bloomberg is he is very much a centrist and would appeal to a lot of democrats, republicans, and those on the fence. He's an astute businessman and was a very popular mayor in NYC.

Feb 27, 2019

I agree with you on everything. To add on that he against weed which is massive turnoff for the young left and he's the most anti gun out of all of them. I dont think he wants to spend the next 18 months of his life campaigning. He's 77. If he does run, he could have the best campaign slogan ever with "Elect a real billionaire".

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Feb 27, 2019
Lucky Luciano:

Hoping Michael Bloomberg decides to run. Although I doubt he would make it through the primaries. He would have my vote.

6 months ago I was calling Bloomberg a radical leftist. Now, he looks goddamn moderate. I, too, hope he gets in the race and can possibly pull the Democratic party back from the brink. Setting aside the 2020 race, I'm genuinely concerned about what's happening to the Left parties in the UK and the U.S.

The Labour Party of the UK has gone so far to the Left under Corbyn that the Tories have been able to establish themselves as the permanent party, so to speak, as they've been able to slice off the center-left of Labour. I think PM May is an atrocious leader, and she may be so bad that Corbyn could rise to the PM, but Labour is so unpopular that even as May proves to be one of the least effective leaders in several generations in the UK the Tories are still relatively safe.

In the U.S., I'm concerned about the future of this country with the Dems having shifted to full-front socialism. We really need a thriving Democratic party that embraces capitalism with limits, not a Democratic party that is hostile to our way of life.

Feb 28, 2019

Completely agree with all of this.

Feb 28, 2019

Mike would be a fantastic candidate. Been saying that for years. I actually think he would win in my state.

Feb 27, 2019

I'd like to see Biden or Klobuchar get the nomination.

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Feb 27, 2019

As an ex republican I'd likely be voting against that orange traitor, but there's a part of me that loves how much he's screwing things up. Think about it: the more damage he causes, the more intense the upcoming recession will be. If you're all cash, it's the buying opportunity of a lifetime.

Anyone earnestly voting republican in the presidential elections....jesus, get your head examined.

A Biden/Beto ticket would win. As for the other candidates, Bernie has spent half a century throwing rocks at the establishment, now he thinks everyone's going to embrace him. Warren is too polarizing and I don't think more extreme politics is the solution. Kamala, Amy, and Cory.....just no.

Again though, I kind of like the current "hype the markets at the end of the cycle while screwing everything up, thus leading to massive recession" thing that trump is doing. I plan to retire early. When it comes to markets....burn baby burn

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Feb 27, 2019

Huh? Trump is screwing things up with the economy? What?

Feb 28, 2019
real_Skankhunt42:

Huh? Trump is screwing things up with the economy? What?

Yea fool. Look at the market. Just imagine the exponential growth Hillary would have attained.

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Apr 1, 2019
real_Skankhunt42:

Huh? Trump is screwing things up with the economy? What?

Trump is usually wrong on the mechanisms of the economy. He's exposed a little more than others to actual economic underpinnings, but he doesn't actually understand them.

When you look at trends and current economic action it seems like two things are happening:

  1. Trump is capitalizing on trends started during the Obama administration
  2. His policies don't really stimulate the economy, sure, they're making companies want to compete because of uncertainty, but are they having a direct effect?

Consider how he talks of African Americans and creating "lowest unemployment rate" in history or whatever. Then look at this:

To be fair, I don't any president can take all the credit on the direction of the economy. But Trump shows his ignorance by attempting to do so, and unjustifiably so.

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Apr 1, 2019

Is the Orange man bad?

Feb 27, 2019

none of the above
not voting for any of the dems
not voting for trump

at this point, it's one of the following:

howard schultz (unless I find a reason not to like him)
some unknown republican challenger to trump
myself

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Feb 28, 2019

How about Bill Weld? He does not have the name recognition but have strong record of being fiscally conservative and still have a strong libertarian background so he would advocate for less intervention from the government.

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Feb 28, 2019

Do you think the GOP supported Trump because he's a conservative?

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Feb 28, 2019
HighlyLeveredCat:

How about Bill Weld? He does not have the name recognition but have strong record of being fiscally conservative and still have a strong libertarian background so he would advocate for less intervention from the government.

Haven't looked into him, but am def pro fiscal conservatism. The direction this country's finances are going scares me

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Feb 28, 2019
thebrofessor:

none of the above
not voting for any of the dems
not voting for trump

at this point, it's one of the following:

howard schultz (unless I find a reason not to like him)
some unknown republican challenger to trump
myself

I overlooked Biden before. He's ok. The democratic party sucks and I think a vote for a dem is a vote for the party, unfortunately. But not Trumping either. Probably will look for an independent like Shultz too. The only other option would be that challenger in the republican primary, which I'm definitely in favor of.

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Mar 4, 2019

is that an official announcement that you're running? i'd vote for you

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Mar 4, 2019

there's enough dirt on me to get me out of the running 30 minutes after I announce.

  • social liberal
  • fiscal conservative
  • mixed race divorced parents
  • tattoos
  • liberal views on drug use
  • not a spotless background check
  • but the worst of all is that I work for a major investment bank

I stand no chance. I think I got 3 votes in 2016, myself, my best friend, and myself again because I wanted to prove an illegal could vote in my state (KIDDING)

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Feb 27, 2019

I can't vote (not a citizen) but none of those would get my vote if I could. If I had to choose, I'd choose the least leftist/statist (meaning not Sanders/Warren/Harris).

Feb 27, 2019

In the 1 chance in 150 that Klobuchar wins the Dem nomination, I would vote for her. Trump 100% going against the rest of them, but I might abstain if it's Joe Biden.

Feb 27, 2019

It's obviously early but they all poll well vs. Trump - https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/426421-poll-...
I'm voting for whoever the Dem nominee is. I have preferences between the individuals in this group, but honestly it doesn't really matter because it really can't be as bad as the current dumpster fire of a presidency and administration.

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Feb 28, 2019

We're 1.5 years out and you're looking at polls??? Remind me how the polls did last time

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Feb 28, 2019

Exceptionally well. They had the popular vote almost perfect. Trump legitimately EEKED out a win by under 200k votes across three states.

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Feb 28, 2019

OP's first question is "How does each fare against Trump?".

So you can either look at actual data (as flawed as it may be) or just make totally arbitrary guesses based on gut feelings

Controversial
Feb 28, 2019

I will be voting for Donald J. Trump.

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Feb 28, 2019

I have not yet decided. Let's see what changes this year)))

Feb 28, 2019

Kanye 2020

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Feb 28, 2019

hello

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Feb 28, 2019

Amy "Peggy Hill" Klobuchar

Voting for Trump even though he's been a disappointment.

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Feb 28, 2019

Kanye West

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Mar 2, 2019

It's Kanye, but some of my plaques, they still say Kayne

Mar 4, 2019

typo sorry - been fixed

Feb 28, 2019

harambe

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

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Feb 28, 2019

You forgot two of the actually semi-reasonable Democrats running: Andrew Yang, who's running as a Democrat on a basically single-issue platform of Universal Basic Income. If I were to vote for anyone in the Democratic field, it'd be him or the other one you forgot, Tulsi Gabbard, so far. That, however, is a big "IF"

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Feb 28, 2019

As a libertarian/republican who has always thought of universal basic income as the worst idea, I was very impressed with the ideas put forth by Yang.

Shocks me to say so

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Mar 4, 2019

You were shocked that money isn't actually scarce since we abandoned the gold standard? The only things that are truly finite are the goods and services we use money to acquire.

We're currently experiencing inventory gluts which would be resolved by something such as UBI (not more money for banks and billionaires when their risky investments go south). The rich have lived by MMT for the past several decades via QE and absurdly low rates. This has not led to rampant inflation as the rich do not spend, but save and invest (creating asset bubbles, e.g. housing prices being jacked up far beyond wage growth due to foreign money gobbling up entire neighborhoods who then convert them all to rental properties for the slaves, er, "middle class").

Finally, consider how many jobs, both private and public but predominantly public, are essentially pointless and contribute nothing to society. The fact people are paid to perform these meaningless jobs is already a form of UBI. Eliminate the theatre based on the BS, Puritanical "dignity of work" ethos and just give people below a certain income level a check in the mail. Eliminate all of the patchwork welfare "programs" and replace with means-tested UBI.

I say this as someone averse to not only "big" government, but all government beyond the local level. Like it or not, it has become a necessity brought about by the very nature of the hyper-efficient, technocratic capitalist system under which we live. Or just encourage poor people to start eating each other. Either way, something has to give.

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Mar 4, 2019

I was shocked by how much that guy doesn't understand basic economics.

Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

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Feb 28, 2019
zanderman:

You forgot two of the actually semi-reasonable Democrats running: Andrew Yang, who's running as a Democrat on a basically single-issue platform of Universal Basic Income. If I were to vote for anyone in the Democratic field, it'd be him or the other one you forgot, Tulsi Gabbard, so far. That, however, is a big "IF"

Listened to his interview on Freakonomics podcast. I wasn't impressed. I also think the universal basic income is a solution in search of a problem. Let's reevaluate in 25 years, but right now there is no AI monolith that is impoverishing the mulitudes.

Mar 4, 2019

:)

Mar 5, 2019

As an active Republican, I can attest that there is next to no interest in the GOP in a primary challenge, let alone interest in a scumbag like Kasich.

Feb 28, 2019

I really dont get how/why real people vote for Trump. I'm still aghast he has support from people who are in finance >={O

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Feb 28, 2019

His support in finance is extremely limited. Some people like what he's done to their tax rates; everyone is embarrassed by him.

The overwhelming amount of Trump support on this website is from incel freshman College Republicans who haven't lived a day in the real world and will come to regret their current political positions.

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Feb 28, 2019

Comments like this are why Trump won. It's clear you can't see past your own arrogance as to why he has so much support - you're also just wrong

Can't wait to see the crying faces of libtards again in Nov 2020

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Feb 28, 2019
Alt-Ctr-Left:

His support in finance is extremely limited. Some people like what he's done to their tax rates; everyone is embarrassed by him.

The overwhelming amount of Trump support on this website is from incel freshman College Republicans who haven't lived a day in the real world and will come to regret their current political positions.

I admit that I feel embarrassed by Trump on a daily basis, but what policies, specifically, are we going to regret? For the most part, Trump's policies are mainstream Republican.

Feb 28, 2019

Well, i can tell you i'm not voting for Howard Schultz. Still undecided otherwise

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Feb 28, 2019

Schultz (if he runs). If not, Biden. If not Biden, I'll just vote for Trump. I don't want Trump, but I want a socialist president even less.

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Feb 28, 2019
hedgehog9:

Schultz (if he runs). If not, Biden. If not Biden, I'll just vote for Trump. I don't want Trump, but I want a socialist president even less.

These are basically my feelings. Trump is a complete disgrace but may be the lesser of 2 evils.

Mar 4, 2019

This. I don't want Trump, but he's a lesser of known evils to be honest.

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Feb 28, 2019

Check out Andrew Yang's platform. He has some great ideas IMO, and is different than most of the other democratic candidates. The only questions is whether or not he can grow his following to get on stage.

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Feb 28, 2019

Donald J. Trump

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
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Mar 1, 2019

Cthulu 2020

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Mar 2, 2019

As a former member of the republican party, I know who I will not be voting for and the person's name rhymes with dump. I cannot vote for someone who gets on the world stage and sides with Vladimir Putin over his own people who have dedicated their lives to serving this country.

Mar 2, 2019
Series7examtutor:

As a former member of the republican party, I know who I will not be voting for and the person's name rhymes with dump. I cannot vote for someone who gets on the world stage and sides with Vladimir Putin over his own people who have dedicated their lives to serving this country.

This position makes no sense. Trump's actual policies on Russia have been far more hawkish than Obama's or Bush's. There are endless things to criticize Trump about, but not some fake appeasement of Russia.

Mar 4, 2019

That would require a Democrat to turn off CNN/ABC/NBC and to actually read something.

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Mar 2, 2019

No love for Tulsi? At least she doesn't have a terrible character and that's something. A bit too lefty on economics, but her foreign policy is what the overwhelming majority of Americans want, so that's a rare bipartisan consensus.

That being said, I'm personally enjoying seeing the media panicking over whether AOC is the best thing ever or a disgrace that will lead to Trump II, no inbetween. The whole point of the ''demographic destiny'' agenda was so that the left could finally do leftist policies, now that they are taking a glance at them, they look batshit insane. I had warned them.

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Mar 2, 2019

Andrew Yang

Mar 4, 2019

the only decent candidate

Mar 2, 2019

Klobuchar, Biden,Bloomberg or Schultz would all work - a moderate

Mar 2, 2019

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Mar 3, 2019

What if Bernie + Bloomberg ran together? Bernie for the passion, Bloomberg for the execution and moderation.

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Mar 3, 2019
ASC_842:

What if Bernie + Bloomberg ran together? Bernie for the passion, Bloomberg for the execution and moderation.

Bernie Sanders praised Castro's Cuba, the Soviet Union and Chavez Venezuela. Bernie Sanders is a lowlife scumbag who would be put before the firing squad if there was any justice in this world. A vote for Sanders is truly inconceivable for a person with the slightest bit of character.

Mar 4, 2019

100%

If you side with Bernie, you either make less than $30k and want socialism or you've never paid taxes. Either way, you need to seriously be an idiot to disincentive those of us who work our asses off to make bank.

Apr 1, 2019
real_Skankhunt42:

Bernie Sanders praised Castro's Cuba, the Soviet Union and Chavez Venezuela. Bernie Sanders is a lowlife scumbag

Good lord yes

real_Skankhunt42:

who would be put before the firing squad if there was any justice in this world.

...wait, what?

Apr 1, 2019
ASC_842:

What if Bernie + Bloomberg ran together? Bernie for the passion, Bloomberg for the execution and moderation.

Doesn't even remotely make sense

Mar 3, 2019

Schultz has made his first big mistake. I think his defense of the free enterprise is laudable, but he's now meeting with the likes of Bill Kristol. There's hardly anyone more disconnected from and hated by the Republican base. His Weekly Standard is shutting down because nobody reads it. He's heavily responsible for the erosion of the credibility of Republicans in foreign policy and his line has been thoroughly rejected in the previous primaries. Republican leaning voters are now even more under Trump's banner than before. Awful choice.

Schultz would have better luck trying to mend the cultural divide by talking with the Heterodox Academy.

Mar 3, 2019


(source: apknite) each of them has a point to make but i will go for Joe Biden i think

Mar 3, 2019

Elizabeth Warren is the one who will defeat trump

Mar 4, 2019

Lol... I was raised in Oklahoma. She's a joke in all Native American communities. LOL please put up Warren

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Mar 4, 2019

Not a democrat and highly unlikely he would run against Trump, but if Dan Crenshaw ran he would definitely have my vote

Mar 4, 2019

==

Mar 4, 2019

Yang2020

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Mar 5, 2019

If Democrats nominate a reasonable Democrat, I will vote for that reasonable Democrat. If it's something like Bernie vs. Trump, I'll leave the top of the ticket blank and vote on merit for the rest.

Mar 29, 2019

Bumping this thread as I found something interesting that highlights why Schultz is likely to fail:
https://theweek.com/articles-amp/827000/manifesto-...
Tl;dr: there's little demand for the socially liberal/fiscal conservative position among voters. The quadrant with the highest potential is the polar opposite: economic interventionist, socially conservative. This is the main quadrant of swing voters that shifted from Dems to Trump, but given that the latter's run so far has been mostly in line with standard Republicanism with few exceptions, it can still be swung by anyone with political acumen.

Also pretty interesting that Democrats are the ones with the most ideologically radicated electorate, which explains the push further into the left.

I also read another analysis that spells disaster for Schultz, but I can't seem to find the link atm. As I recall, the key point is that Schultz run at Starbucks signified the beginning of corporate virtue signalling to the left, which antagonizes conservatives. His miscalculation was, and still is, not understanding that gender and race equity (equality of outcome) is a path way towards economic equity, which is outright communism. A similar miscalculation is being done for instance by reputable journals like The Economist, which embraces identity politics and then decries the popularity of socialism among millennials. You can't have one without the other, as the first one creates an appetite for the second one.

In short, what we are witnessing is the collapse of the dominant ''centrist'' ideology of the past 30 years, which now rests on untenable grounds: social liberalism propugnated by universities and social media is simply a prelude to socialism (exemplified by AOC and her Green New Deal) and it's simply not compatible in the medium to long term with free market capitalism.

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Apr 1, 2019

:(

Apr 1, 2019

You would vote for Beto? Who the hell hired you?

Apr 1, 2019

:(

Apr 1, 2019
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