Bernie and Beto Compete in Iowa

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This past weekend, Bernie Sanders and Beto O’Rourke spent their time just a few miles from each other campaigning in Iowa. Both candidates focused on addressing some criticisms they’ve received. Sanders has commonly been criticized for having little interaction with voters and will instead speak for around an hour spewing policy proposals and then leave. O’Rourke, on the other hand, does quite the opposite, interacting with voters, taking photos, relying heavily on rhetoric but falls short when it comes to providing policy specifics and problem solutions.

Sanders did his best to correct this taking dozens of questions during a town hall and choosing to extend his time to answer even more questions. O’Rourke tried to address his downfalls as well but seemed to fall short with many voters. Voters like Maya Dru want to see specific legislation and legislative ideas and signs that O’Rourke will be capable of making the changes that he has discussed. Right now, many believe that his accomplishments fall short, he lacks policy ideas, and he is striving at this time purely from his personality and charisma but that alone can only get you so far.

Click here to read the full 4/7/19 article by Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and Holly Bailey from The Washington Post.

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