The announcements for the 2020 US election presidential race have come in recently, and we couldn’t have been more excited! But you know what is the most exciting news of all? A large number of women are running for president this time around, almost all of them from the Democratic Party!
I mean, how amazing would it be if Donald Trump were to be replaced at the White House next year by America’s first female president? With just about a year left for the elections, let’s take a hard look at the women who will be running for president next year, and what they stand for!
Amy Klobuchar is a popular senator hailing from Minnesota. She is known for working well with both the Democrats and the Republicans and has built a great reputation for herself in Washington over the years. She has cultivated the image of a dedicated politician full of grit and determination, symbolized by her decision to announce her candidacy amidst a snowstorm.
Klobuchar has positioned herself as a bipartisan leader who can use her determination, grit, and negotiation skills to benefit the nation. However, her campaign has faced some push-back from people who believe her toughness and uncompromising attitude have made her staff dislike working with her, a criticism that many have called sexist.
Elizabeth Warren seems to be the only person whom the current president sees as a credible opponent and a threat to his presidency. She is a senior senator from Massachusetts and a renowned scholar of economics. Warren ascended the political ranks quite quickly after the major financial crisis that rocked the US in 2008.
For a while now, President Trump has been talking quite agitatedly about her on social media, which has brought Warren and her campaign much media attention. During her announcement speech, she emphasized her background in economic policy and promised sweeping change, decrying the rigged system that, she said, only helped the rich while undermining everyone else.
Kamala Harris is a senator and the former attorney general of California. She is of Indian and Jamaican descent, born of a Jamaican father and a mother who hailed from Chennai, India. In 2016, Harris replaced Senator Barbara Boxer from California and has since been in the political spotlight, a journey which has culminated in her candidacy for the position of POTUS.
Kamala Harris has high approval ratings and is popular with all factions of the Democratic Party as well as their supporters. Over the years, she has earned a reputation as a person who can be relied upon to stand up against injustice. This reputation has been further bolstered by her illustrious legal career.
A bestselling self-help author, Marianne Williamson is known for being an accomplished motivational speaker and writer. She has been described by many as Oprah Winfrey’s spiritual guru. For the 2020 elections, Williamson has positioned herself as the outsider who is set to change the system for the better!
Emphasizing her popularity as a self-help writer, Williamson has said that America is in dire need of a moral and spiritual awakening. And, according to her website, the country needs a leader who is a ‘moral and spiritual awakener’ for this much-needed awakening to take place. Williamson further opined that ‘traditional politicians’ could no longer be trusted with the future of the US.
The 37-year-old Gabbard is many things – a rising Democratic star, a veteran of the Iraq war, and the first Hindu politician ever to have been sworn into Congress. Gabbard is known for speaking her mind and collaborating successfully with politicians on both sides of the aisle. In 2016, Gabbard publicly supported Bernie Sanders despite pressure from her party to get behind the Clinton candidacy.
While this got her into some trouble at the time, it has made her look more credible and progressive than other Democrats in the present political clime. Some of Gabbard’s key issues include the care of veterans, climate change, and minimizing the involvement of the American military in international conflicts.
These are some of the women who could occupy the White House by the end of 2020. Are you feeling excited yet? We know we are! Let us know in the comments below which of these amazing ladies you would like to see replace President Trump next year.