In the past ten years, The Politic has interviewed eight 2020 presidential candidates. We hope these Q&As will be useful to our readers when, on November 3, 2020, it comes time to hit the polls.
Cory Booker is the first African American United States Senator from New Jersey and the former mayor of Newark, New Jersey. He attended Stanford University and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, before attending Yale Law School. Booker’s campaign is centered on equality and equal justice for all Americans, including expanding access to healthcare, and is committed to addressing climate change.
What do you see as the single biggest threat to America today?
Joe Walsh is an American politician and former conservative talk-radio host. He attended Grinnell College, the University of Iowa, and the University of Chicago, earning a master’s degree in public policy. After serving in the United States House of Representatives as a member of the Republican Party, Walsh supported Trump during his 2016 campaign, but he recently critiqued the president, calling him unfit for office. Walsh is currently challenging President Trump for the Republican nomination.
What is your greatest concern for the nation?
Amy Klobuchar is an American lawyer and Minnesota’s first elected female United States Senator. She has served in the Senate since 2007 and is currently a part of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Joint Economic Committee among others. Her platform focuses on universal healthcare for all Americans by expanding Medicare or Medicaid and combating the climate crisis as a co-sponsor of a Green New Deal.
Tell me a little bit about your political vision for America. Do you think it’s a departure from the politics of the Democratic Party in the last election?
Andrew Yang is an American entrepreneur, lawyer, and philanthropist running in the 2020 presidential election. He is the founder of Venture for America, an organization focused on creating jobs in struggling cities and rejuvenating local economies. Yang was named a Champion of Change in 2012 and a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship in 2015 by the Obama White House.
How do you think your points raised on reparations in the second debate particularly engaged with people?