The Pros And Cons Of Bernie Sanders

Should we support a candidate that is best suited for African Americans and our important needs? As we come closer to picking a democratic winner to compete against Donald Trump in the presidential Election, we need to decide the pros and cons of each democratic nominee. People in the United States each chooses a nominee that has been best suited for their needs. They feel that they based their choice on their own opinions and their target on a specific issue. For me, the presidential year all comes down to the people choosing their best candidate for president of the United States. For me, I feel like Bernie Sanders is not the candidate I would support along the way. There are several expiations of why I cannot support Sanders and why he did …show more content…
Sanders is not supportable for me because he does not have knowledge of African Americans in the United States. “Sanders” has not “spent his political career in an environment where African-Americans are what they are in most of the country,” as The Washington Post political colonist Paul Waldman explains, “the very heart of the Democratic coalition.” Most of his career was spent working with white folk; therefore, he had no knowledge with African American people. Philip Elliott of Time Magazine explains, “With Sanders, they’re just getting to know him. Perhaps he is simply meeting the wrong ones”. Many African Americans view Sanders as stranger and not ready to be welcome. Many of Sanders’ opinions are often associated with White Americans rather than African Americans. “Sanders talks about race, too, of course,” Washington Post author Jonathan Capehart acknowledges, “But he seems to do so at a remove, and his attempts to make a convincing link between his economic message and race continue to fall short”. When Sanders does go on race-specific topics, for some reason he goes off topic and his message gets lost to the crowd. This relates to my point because we should support a candidate that target specific related issues. If Sanders cannot connect with African Americans voters like me, then I cannot support …show more content…
Clinton is my preferred candidate when it comes to not only my issues but the issues of African Americans. The reason that I supported Clinton is because she know the African American community very well and she promises to make our lives better for not only African Americans but also other mixed race people as well. As reporter Cathleen Decker of the Los Angeles Times points out, “The only noneconomic elements to her address were a plea for an end to matters that, as she pointed out, have disproportionately affected minority communities, such as housing redlining and failing schools, and a call to support those released from prison.” During her recent address, Clinton wants to end many social issues that have effected many African Americans for years; they range from dropping out of school to unemployment and homelessness. “She also criticized Republican efforts in Washington and many states to curb voting rights in ways that largely affect minorities,” reporter Decker insists. Clinton blames the Republicans and other states for their action that affect many minorities including African Americans. Similarly, she opposes many of the states’ curb voting rights because they unfairly turn away African American away. This relates to the topic because we want a candidate that target many of the issues that affect African Americans negatively. Therefore, Clinton is the best

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