A Young Bernie Sanders Would Destroy the Trumpian Culture
From the looks of the 2020 presidential campaign so far, the Democrats have the right messages and policy agendas, but the wrong person. If all the democratic runners were melded down into one person who could beat Donald Trump, that person would have be to a young Bernie Sanders.
This person would have to have the policies of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, the conviction of Kamala Harris, the youth of Beto O'Rourke, and the experience and nostalgia of Joe Biden; in addition to bits and pieces of the other candidates.
Regardless of what the media presents as the best candidate (we know they can get things extremely wrong), voters have to draw on the social and economic conditions of the country as a whole as the reason of what brought about the election of Donald Trump in the first place.
Stagnant wages, increased debt, income inequality, high cost of health care, expensive wars and many other things that brought desperate voters to the polls in 2016. They rejected Hillary Clinton because she was a part of the establishment and people were tired of the Bush-Clinton dynasty. They do not want a Black president because that's what pissed the haters off in the first place. Furthermore, in the condition the country is now, a woman president would be fought tooth and nail by the Trump wannabes.
Many latched on to Bernie Sanders because they saw in him the extreme change promised to the country for the betterment of their own situation. The problem was, the wealthy bought the news media and they covertly eliminated Sanders during the midterms. Unfortunately, the populous bit their tongues and voted for Trump.
Not to say that Bernie could not win in 2020, but right now the nation (even Trump voters) are looking for relief from staggering economic conditions and from high cost of everything. Trump voters would surely trade in their racist leader and Tiki Torches if they could have economic sovereignty, a president who actually cleaned Washington of corruption, and someone who could somehow quiet the turbulence of race hatred and return us back to normality and peace.
This person would have to bring the concept of Democratic Socialism into the lives of the people in a way they can understand. He would have to explain in detail the difference between new age socialism and medieval socialism and show on paper how it would work for them and be a refreshing change from the oppression of old capitalism.
This person would have to be strong on foreign policy yet fair and reasonable toward other nations and not a constant bully and warmonger. They would have to reign in lawlessness, re-strengthen the Bill of Rights, balance the courts, challenge the pharmaceutical drug companies, create jobs out of climate change, and above all, listen to the people and not the corporations or the wealthy.
This younger Sanders could hold the line for years to come and appoint a predecessor in the wings that would follow through on many of the same policies. If this person does not come through for the country, say good bye to the America you once knew and say hello to a country doomed for hell. This one.