Of all the democratic candidates who are lining up to win the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020 and challenge the sitting Republican President Donald Trump, only one candidate truly stands out: U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district Tulsi Gabbard.
She announced her candidacy on January 11, 2019 and is well underway with her campaign to win the support and backing of the American people. It will be extremely difficult for Gabbard to go all the way to the White House, but she is a breath of fresh air compared to someone like President Trump who many people think is not suited for the role as President of the United States. With such a divisive person in charge, one would think the Democratic Party and its platform would be appealing to many American citizens but that is simply not the case.
There is no doubt that Gabbard is facing a steep uphill battle for both the Democratic nomination and a victory against the Republican Party in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. If she is going to have a chance to win, it is crucial that she prepares herself for a hard fight against both her opponents in the Democratic Party and Trump. It’s important that Gabbard stands out compared to the rest. They are all equally her adversaries, and even though Gabbard on behalf of the great state of Hawai is a Democrat it does not mean that her fellow democrats and Gabbard are allies in neither economic nor social terms. The Democratic Party is too occupied with the poison of identity politics in order to win the hearts and minds of the American people which is what is required to win an American Presidential election. Gabbard and any other hopeful democrat must soundly reject identity politics during the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary election in order to win the 2020 presidential election against Trump.
As of right now there are a whopping 20 candidates who are running for the Democratic nomination, and a few more are likely to announce they are running as well. That means whichever candidate wins the nomination will have to fight tooth and nail for every voter they can get while at the same time making sure they stand out compared to the rest and convince the electorate that they are the only candidate who can defeat Trump and who can lead the country in a responsible and worthwhile way. That candidate is Tulsi Gabbard.