Elizabeth Warren would be the ideal candidate to unite Democrats, asserts Michelle Goldberg of The New York Times. As the party is still being pulled in different directions, namely that of Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, Warren represents a consensus that both sides would find palatable. Crucial here is to unite the Democratic party as soon as possible and avoid a highly damaging contested convention. A showdown between Sanders and Biden could become vicious due to the animosity between their supporters. Warren knows the internal workings of her party and can use it to get things done, while also holding key progressive values.
Bernie Sanders is the perfect leader to take the country in a new direction, holds Arslan Malik of The New Statesman. While many Democrats want to focus on simply getting Trump out, he is merely a symptom of a system that doesn’t work for its people. It needs to be overhauled, and no candidate addresses key issues like income inequality and climate change better than Sanders. He shuns the corporate funds that many other candidates accept. No other candidate has the grassroots support that he does. Democrats saw what happened when they chose a moderate candidate in 2016. Sanders is the right man to lead America forward.