Campaigns are already going on.

So people are already announcing that they are running for president. Whoopee.

I am going to look at their specific policy suggestions in depth later, but any candidate I support should have the following (not in any particular order):


  • Have been elected to statewide public office: US senator, governor, secretary of state, etc. (advantage to anyone who has had experience in the executive branch, at either state or federal level).
  • Support all women’s access to contraception and abortion. Even for women in custody, either in prison or immigration detention. Understand that reproductive rights are an economic issue, not merely a “social” one.
  • Support efforts to combat climate change.
  • Base policy on real science.
  • Prevent environmentally damaging activity.
  • Support development of alternative power sources.
  • Support reasonable gun controls, including universal background checks, and no reciprocal concealed carry.
  • Support LGBTQ+ rights, including job protections.
  • Work to reduce prison populations, and get rid of privately run prisons, at least at the federal level.
  • Credit for being female or a POC. Aside from the optics, women and POC bring experiences to the office.
  • Encourage growth in numbers of women and girls in STEM fields.
I would analyze how these requirements apply to current candidates, but I think that will have to wait until later.
What do you think I’ve missed?
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3 Responses to Campaigns are already going on.

  1. Geri says:

    Pro immigration and anti deportation

  2. Sarah H says:

    Healthcare for all – medicare for all, or at minimum getting us back to the original ACA level. Enough tech understanding to fluently speak to modern privacy and technological issues.

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