Primary Preview: Making the case for and against each Democratic candidate

Taking a stance on the six Democratic candidates still in the running.


By Collegian Staff

Bernie Sanders

Pro: There’s a reason Bernie Sanders is the current frontrunner in the Democratic Primary, writes Ryan Kapoor.

Against: Bernie Sanders doesn’t represent most Americans and doesn’t get along with most of Congress, writes Maxwell Zeff.

Pete Buttigieg

Pro: Pete Buttigieg strikes an excellent balance between an understanding of the need for important changes and the importance of gaining the support of a variety of voters, writes Benjamin Schnurr.

Against: Buttigieg lacks experience and progressive ideals, writes Max Ferrandino.

Amy Klobuchar

Pro: Amy Klobuchar is ideally suited to bridge the gap between progressives and moderates, writes Greg Fournier.

Against: Klobuchar lacks the intersectional attitude needed for 21st-century America, writes Masha Leyfer.

Michael Bloomberg

Pro: Bloomberg may not be the favorite candidate, but he’s the most effective, writes Jess Furjanic.

Against: Bloomberg won’t win on money alone, writes James Mazarakis.

Elizabeth Warren

Pro: The progressive fighter has what it takes to reform our broken system, writes Srija Nagireddy.

Against: Warren is riddled with flaws, writes Greg Fournier.

Joe Biden

Pro: Joe Biden is the most qualified candidate to be president, writes Nathaniel Reynolds.

Against: Biden does not represent the Democratic party, writes Emma Garber.