Democratic Senator Camara Harris officially launched the presidential campaign on January 21, becoming the first African-American woman to announce her candidacy for the 2020 presidential election.
Analysts believe that Trumps victory and the characteristics of the two years of governance have stimulated the Democratic camp to enter the war-ready 2020 state ahead of time, and that the positions of the two parties and their supporters in the next two years will be more polarized and the stratification will be more labeled.
From 37 to 69, the Democratic Party is competing for the best.
Harris announced his candidacy decision on ABC TV program Good Morning, America on the 21st. She said she had chosen to announce the anniversary of Martin Luther King, the leader of the black civil rights movement in the United States.
Democratic Senator Camara Harris addressed the media on January 21.
Harris, 54, a daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, is a California senator who served in the judiciary for a long time. After joining the Senate, Harris is a hardliner of anti-Republican policies and a fierce critic of Trump Administration immigration policies. He is well known for his rigorous questioning at several presidential nomineesappointment hearings.
A number of Democrats have officially announced their participation in the next presidential election or expressed their willingness to participate, especially in recent months.
On January 15, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who filled the federal seat of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, announced his candidacy.
At the end of December, Elizabeth Warren, a well-known current Massachusetts senator, also told supporters that she would officially announce her candidacy soon.
On September 17, 2010, then President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Professor Elizabeth Warren (right) of Harvard University as Assistant President and Special Adviser to the Treasury Secretary. Xinhua News Agency/Faxin
Other players include: 37-year-old Hawaiian federal congressman Tulsey Gabbard, who will become the youngest president of the United States; former Rep. John Delaney, who announced his candidacy as early as 2017; Latino political novice Julian Castro, the youngest cabinet member of the Obama administration; and Julian Castro, who claimed to have supported Trump in 2016 but changed his position over the past two years. Richard Ojeda...
Female and ethnic minority candidates in the Democratic Party have realistic considerations
Diao Daming, an associate professor at the School of International Relations at Renmin University of China, said that the main reason for the Democratic Partys defeat in the 2016 presidential election was the loss of blue-collar white middle and lower class support and the lack of appeal to ethnic minorities and other groups. I am afraid that the former shortboard will not be able to be filled in a short time. The Democratic Party can only work on the latter shortboard to compete with Trump, who is controversial on gender and ethnicity issues. In this realistic consideration and the tendency of the Democratic Party to emphasize pluralism, at present, there are more women and minority candidates in the Democratic Party camp. However, the division of the two parties will be more labeled and the class differences will be more prominent, which will make the contradictions between the two parties more difficult to reconcile.
Trump attends a campaign rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on November 4, 2018, just before the mid-term elections. Xinhua News Agency/Associated Press
Sun Chenghao, an assistant researcher at the American Institute of the Chinese Academy of Modern International Relations, said that the Democratic Party had shown a state of preparing for war 2020. Many Democrats announced that they would participate in the next presidential election, but most of them still played identity cards to represent some minority groups, failing to form a unified signboard that could unite more groups. On the contrary, Trump himself, at the beginning of his term of office, expressed his intention to seek re-election, and had been in a rather exciting campaign state and persisted in fulfilling his 2016 campaign promises to consolidate the basic set. The successive emergence of Democratic candidates may increase his anxiety and promote him to take a more tough and conservative position on domestic and foreign policies.
James Traub, a political scholar at New York University, said that some Democrat voters believed that the lack of political success of the Democratic Party in previous years and its close proximity to the Republican position made it easier for more radical candidates to win the favor of Democratic voters. This trend will undoubtedly further promote the phenomenon of social polarization in the United States.
A more torn America would give the world more uncertainty.
This is the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on December 17, 2018. Xinhua News Agency/Faxin
Just as which Democrat can challenge Trump became a topic of discussion, some agencies of the federal government in the United States have been stalled for a whole month because of the debate between the government and the two parties. Such a record will probably break through again and again in the next two years.
From Washington to the United States, who you are determines who you choose, who you support determines I oppose. The growing momentum of political opposition and social divisions in the United States is even more difficult to recover. Under the influence of campaign politics, the two-party candidates and basic voters will probably continue to evolve radically. A more torn America may spill over more uncertainty into the world.
American presidential elections are held every four years. The main procedures include intra-Party primaries, the convening of national congresses by all parties to determine presidential candidates, presidential candidates, national voters, electoral college votes and the inauguration of the elected president.
Primary elections usually run from the beginning of the election year to the middle of the year, and candidates from all parties compete for their partys presidential nomination. After the preliminary election, the Democratic and Republican parties held national congresses to finalize their candidates for president and vice president, and to discuss the adoption of the campaign platform.
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