Ideal 2020 candidate and why: Kamala Harris — her congressional testimony interrogation skills (who needs a Lasso of Truth when you have Kamala?)
Signature policy goals: Immigration, gender equality, criminal justice reform
Favorite podcast: “Strong Female Characters”
Ideal 2020 candidate and why: Joseph Kennedy, III — his use of a familial legacy and wealth for good and not evil.
Signature policy goals: Gun control, prosecuting hate crimes, maintaining the federal prohibition on marijuana
Favorite podcast: “The Weeds”
Ideal 2020 candidate and why: Kirsten Gillibrand — her ability to evolve on issues (like going from an A rating from the National Rifle Associate to an F).
Signature policy goals: Climate change, equal pay, civil rights protection for LGTBQIA+ people
Favorite podcast: “Nancy”
Ideal 2020 candidate and why: Tom Steyer — his climate change activism and willingness to ignore conventional wisdom.
Signature policy goals: Access to clean water
Favorite podcast: “Warm Regards”
Ideal 2020 candidate and why: John Kasich — plain midwestern common sense and a commitment to mental health services.
Signature policy goals: Wrongful conviction compensation, science education
Favorite podcast: “Crimetown”
Ideal 2020 candidate and why: Mark Cuban — he’s a self-made man with an idiosyncratic approach to politics; not much of a “joiner.”
Signature policy goals: Maritime safety, international development
Favorite podcast: “The Tim Ferriss Show"
Ideal 2020 candidate and why: Cory Booker — his relentless optimism and proposal for a universal job guarantee program.
Signature policy goals: Education, disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline, income inequality, racial justice
Favorite podcast: : “Code Switch”