Who should Democrats nominate in 2020: Cory Booker or Elizabeth Warren? | The Tylt
Speculation is already brewing about who should be the Democratic nominee for president in 2020. At age 47, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) is far younger than other Democrats contenders, but many see him as an Obama-esque speaker and bridge builder who could truly inspire voters. But Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is a folk-hero to many and commands a loyal following from the more progressive wing of her party. Are you Team Cory or Team Liz Warren?
Who should Democrats nominate in 2020: Cory Booker or Elizabeth Warren?
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It's not for nothing that this former Rhodes scholar was known as the superhero mayor. In 2012, Booker saved a Newark woman from a house fire, suffering smoke inhalation and second-degree burns on his hands in the process. After Hurricane Sandy destroyed much of the shoreline areas of New Jersey and New York in late October 2012, Booker invited Newarkers without power to eat and sleep in his home.
Booker has also been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration and was the first sitting senator to testify against a fellow senator’s nomination for a Cabinet post—against confirming Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as attorney general.
Booker is young, charismatic, and an inspiring speaker with a passionate commitment to social justice. His fans are #ReadyForCory.
On the other hand, Booker has faced serious criticism on the left, especially for his coziness with Wall Street donors. At Salon, Alex Pareene called him "an avatar of the wealthy elite, a camera hog, and a political cipher." Liz Warren has much more cred with the progressive, anti-establishment wing of the Democratic party.
It’s fine if you like Booker. He’s personable, charming, really good at Twitter, and he has done lots of stunts designed to make people aware of poverty, or at least to make people aware of Cory Booker’s awareness of poverty. He is a Good Liberal on many issues.
But he’s...never once proposed anything to address the structural causes of the problems he claims to care so deeply about. He represents the interests of both Wall Street and Silicon Valley, two very prosperous industries full of incredibly arrogant rich men."
Many think Warren would be a natural fit to pick up the torch and carry on where Bernie Sanders left off. The former Harvard professor has made removing money from politics and Wall Street reform her primary cause, and has endeared herself to progressives in the process.
Plus, many Americans are still dreaming of electing the first woman president.
Can we stop nitpicking various candidates' positions and credentials and all just agree Elizabeth Warren should be the Dems' nominee in 2020— Right Proper Lad™ (@choban97) August 2, 2017
But Warren alienated many Democrats with her critique of Barack Obama's economic policies.
Some Democrats were also angry when Warren critiqued Obama's post-presidential speaking fees, but for far-left progressives, that critique actually demonstrates she's serious about getting money out of politics.