9 Candidates Running In The 2020 Presidential Election

9 Candidates Running In The 2020 Presidential Election

The political state of the U.S. can't get any worse than how it is now, or can it?

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Despite just getting done with the 2018 midterms, the candidates who will be running in 2020 are already coming into the spotlight.

1. Elizabeth Warren

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As a senator from Massachusetts, Warren is a Democrat and is very progressive. Some of her goals as president would be to fix the flaws in our capitalistic society and place heavier taxes on those with much wealth. If elected, she would be the first female president.

2. Kamala Harris

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Like Elizabeth Warren, Kamala is both a senator and Democrat. She has said she wants Medicare for all, and to give a tax cut to the middle class. If elected, she would be the first black, female president.

3. Andrew Yang

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As a Democrat who served under the Obama administration, Yang wants a policy to be passed that allows for a minimum income of $1,000 every month, for everyone over the age of 18.

4. Pete Buttigieg

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Buttigieg, a Democratic who is a mayor in Indiana, has much experience with redevelopment and infrastructure projects. If elected, he would be the first LGBTQ president.

5. Tulsi Gabbard

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A Democratic representative from Hawaii, who wanted to pass a Constitutional amendment to protect and ensure "traditional marriage" now says she understands LGBTQ rights. If elected, she would be the first Hindu president.

6. Kirsten Gillibrand

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A Democratic senator from New York, Gillibrand has focused much time attempting to lessen sexual assault in the military. She was more of a centrist democrat at the beginning of her career but is becoming more progressive. If elected, she would be the first woman president.

7. Julian Castro

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Castro, a Democrat, worked for Obama's cabinet and was the youngest member in it. Having immigrant grandparents, Castro believes the immigration policies need to be "reconstituted" yet opposes the Wall. He has a twin who also serves in Congress.

8. John Delaney

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A democratic representative of Maryland, Delaney has been running since July 2017. He wants to embrace immigration and keep the U.S. globally competitive.

9. Donald Trump

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The only Republican candidate to officially declare that they're running in 2020 is Trump, who wants to take up a second term.

There aren't many candidates yet, but from who there is so far, many demographics are represented. So, I have faith in the 2020 election cycle.

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Mr. President, When You Come At John McCain, You Come At All Arizonans

Donald Trump told reporters the other day that he "was never a fan of John McCain" and "never will be."

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As an Arizonan, John McCain is synonymous with courage, bravery, independence, and just being a good person. McCain was our Senator, serving for more than 30 years in the chamber. Before that, he was a congressman and served in the Navy for over 20 years. During his time in the military, he served in the Vietnam War and was captured by the North Vietnamese and was transported to the "Hanoi Hilton." He was a Prisoner of War for five-and-a-half years and was finally released in 1973.

John McCain sacrificed so much for his country, and how you can say you were "never a fan" of him is beyond me.

John McCain wasn't political all the time, he understood that politics don't make a person. People are more important than scoring political points.

On Tuesday, Trump doubled-down on his dislike of the political giant after his tweetstorm over the weekend. Trump was standing alongside the president of Brazil, who is considered the Trump of his country and South America. In 2017, McCain defied Trump and voted against the repeal of Obamacare. This still infuriates Trump to this day.

The very next day, Trump didn't let up on the late senator. He said, "I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve. I don't care about this. I didn't get thank you. That's OK. We sent him on the way, but I wasn't a fan of John McCain."

WE. GET. IT.

We understand that you don't like him, but keep it to yourself. You know there's a saying my mom taught me, "If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all."

Trump's negativity toward McCain extends beyond 2017. In 2016, during the campaign, Trump said, "He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured." Mocking his time as a prisoner of war as if it were a choice.

Arizonans have regarded their former senator with so much respect.

After the tweetstorm from the president over the weekend, one of his daughters, Meghan McCain, said, "I just thought 'your life is spent on weekends not with your family, not with your friends but obsessing.' Obsessing over great men you could never live up to. That tells you everything you need to know about his pathetic life."

I cannot fathom how someone could still tweet that they are not a fan of someone even after their passing. Especially not from the President of the United States. No matter your political beliefs or views on policy, I think we need to take a step back and think, "Would this be acceptable if someone in my family said this?"

As an Arizonan, I know how much of an impact Senator McCain has made on not only this state but around the world. Presidents attended his funeral and world leaders sent their condolences to the McCain family. John McCain is a legend in American politics, and will never be replaced, not by anyone.

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I Absolutely LOVE The Abortion Bill Oklahoma Has Passed

"Men controlling women"? Get over yourself.

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"A pregnant woman seeking to abort her pregnancy shall be required to provide, in writing, the identity of the father of the fetus to the physician who is to perform or induce the abortion." The bill does include exceptions for cases of rape, incest, and when the mother's life is in danger or cases where the father of the fetus has died (and of course, there has to be proof of his death).

A woman HAS TO PROVIDE CONSENT OF THE FATHER in order to abort her pregnancy and I absolutely love this. People in my hometown and state-wide are obviously upset about this because a decent number of them are "pro-choice." They're claiming that this is just another way for "men to control women" and God forbid that gets in the way of their feminist, pro-choice agenda (and I'll address this unfathomable bullshit in a minute).

If you didn't notice already, I'm pro-life. I 100% agree with the bill, even the exceptions. I may be a pro-life Republican, but I'm also a decent human being. I'm sure pro-choice Democrats are either laughing or disgusted thus far, but let me tell you something.

There are other answers compared to killing something that you, or any other woman helped to create. One specifically is adoption. Before you make the cliche argument "Why would I place a child in such a terrible system when I could spare them the agony of a potentially terrible life?" (OR ANYTHING ALONG THOSE LINES), let me shed light on this.

Think of all the couples that desperately want children but have zero ability to have their own. Think about the families that would do anything to raise a child. While you, or any woman, is/are pregnant, there are plenty of adoption agencies that you can visit. You can look through hundreds-of-thousands of files, searching for an amazing family that you like. From there, you can sit through interviews and meet these families that are so. eager. to have a baby. If anything, think of how saddened and desperate Chandler and Monica were when they found out they couldn't have a baby. Instead of ripping away and literally killing a couple's chance of having a baby, give them yours.

A 9-10 month commitment isn't that big of a deal when you think in terms of granting happiness to someone for a LIFETIME. And considering that it's a felony homicide in Oklahoma now.

When you get an abortion, outside of the exceptions listed above, you're selfish. You're only thinking about yourself and the fact that you don't want to be a mom (and perhaps not financially stable--but we shall revisit the adoption topic). Well guess what? Someone is. Give them that chance. And if you're thinking I'm a hypocrite and wouldn't follow through with adopting a baby like I'm preaching right now, you're wrong. I would 100% adopt.

As for "men controlling women," get over yourself. Feminists rant about gender equality all the time and guess what? Think of how many women kept their babies even though their boyfriends, baby daddies, and maybe even fiances and husbands didn't want one. This is the same thing, but a gender reverse. I can think of many guys that wanted to be dads, but their girlfriends decided otherwise with no remorse for their feelings. If the father wants to keep the baby and be a dad, he deserves to fight for it.

It takes two to make a baby. The fathers of these unborn rays of sunshine deserve rights and, in Oklahoma, they just got it. You ladies want gender equality? You just got it. Quit the double standards. Quit your bitching.

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