Generally speaking, we are more inclined here to speak to the big picture, the formative ideas relevant to a topic rather than the details of a specific situation. For instance, with yet another “big” election coming up (as in presidential), the rhetoric and the lobbying is heating up across the board. Whether news programs, cable talk shows or social media, anyone with anything invested feels increasing pressure to go for the jugular. Partisan politics is at a fever pitch.
The theme of this site, the purpose behind the work, is to help people learn about and develop their worldview, to know what they think and why. Not so much to teach them what to think but how to think. So, you won’t find us actively campaigning for this candidate or that, or even endorsing a political party. What you will find is information and commentary designed to help one make reasoned decisions based on an informed body of evidence.
Debating Democratic Presidential Nominees
With the election rapidly approaching, the Democratic Party is frantically trying to find a nominee to challenge the current occupant of the White House. That process involves quite a bit more than we can address in this article but one major element is debates among the candidates. The third televised debate is scheduled for next month with the candidates jockeying for position as this is being written.
Needless to say, when and how the field is winnowed affects not only the individual candidates but the party and potentially the nation. Few would assert that the last candidate standing is necessarily the best. Citing the winner of the last election is proof enough of that for many.
But, that last election and the Republican debates leading up to it should prove illuminating when it comes to the current scenario. None of us should assume the results, nor be surprised by the inevitable twists and turns that surely will arise before the ordeal comes to an end.That last election and the Republican debates leading up to it should prove illuminating when it comes to the current scenario. None of us should assume the results, nor be surprised by the inevitable twists and turns... Click To Tweet
Analyzing the Candidates
With that in mind, a political analyst offers the following insight into the candidates and prospects. We encourage you to read through this, but not simply to select the “best” candidate (if there is such a thing). Rather, widen your lens to take in the big picture. The individual candidates’ strengths and weaknesses, the inescapable infighting among them and the overarching, yet unspoken, truth. They want to rule, they want to be in power, they want to control our lives. We may find minor differences between them but, in that respect, they are all the same.
As for his insight, the analyst reviews the following:
- Joe Biden
- Bernie Sanders
- Elizabeth Warren
- Kamala Harris
- Julian Castro
- Corey Booker
- Beto O’Rourke
- Amy Klobuchar
- Andrew Yang
- Pete Buttigieg
To read this, go to The Pundit’s Guide To Handicapping The Democratic Nomination.