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Who should be the 2020 Democratic Party presidential nominee? Show more Show less

The Democrats are preparing to beat Donald Trump in the 2020 US Presidential election. The current field is filled with contenders who vary on policy and vision to take the US forward. So, who are the possible top candidates? What are their policies and what do they represent? And could they beat Donald Trump in an election?

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What does Elizabeth Warren stand for? Warren's vision of structural change is what America needs.
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Elizabeth Warren has "a plan for that"

Warren has a comprehensive plan for every area.

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Elizabeth Warren 2020 US Election

Context

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The Argument

Warren's constant preparedness speaks highly of the ways in she will be an exceptional President. While on the campaign trail, Warren has become notorious for her common refrain of "I have a plan for that".[1] The candidate continuously displays a thorough and comprehensive range of policies in her arsenal. Warren's history as an academic means that her plans are thoroughly researched, rather than simply being fanciful.

Counter arguments

When push comes to shove, planning is irrelevant: what is more important is a candidate that can beat Trump and get things done. Having a plan is not automatically the same as implementing a plan. Additionally, Warren's plans are expensive, resting on the belief they will be paid for by an ever-mounting series of taxes.[2]

Premises

[P1] Warren has a thorough and well-researched range of policies. [P2] Therefore, she is the best placed candidate to become President.

Rejecting the premises

[Rejecting P2] Having plans does not automatically make a good President.

References

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/may/11/i-have-a-plan-for-that-elizabeth-warren-democratic-policy-primary
  2. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/opinion/medicare-warren-plan.html

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