Tulsi Gabbard


Carol Chen

Illustration by Carol Chen.

Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard has a classic presidential background, having served in the military, and she is bringing many new ideas to this year’s presidential race. The 38-year-old Hawaii native is a woman of color and moderate on most key issues in America.

Gabbard supports the idea of a green economy. She believes in  America being a “100 percent renewable energy economy”, but she chooses to focus more on the energy pollution issue rather than climate change as a whole.

Gabbard mainly wants to stop the gas and energy emissions coming from places like factories, and the burning of fossil fuels. 

She also intends to stop wars abroad, or as her campaign refers to them, “wars that have nothing to do with us”. 

Gabbard also supports a more affordable national Medicare program that would still allow people to seek out private insurance by choice, as a sort of “Medicare for All, with Other Options”. 

Therefore, those who want to remain with their private insurance companies or medical providers can do so, while the rest of the country receives a public version of Medicare.

Gabbard has been criticized in the past for her campaign strategy. She often chooses to criticize the Democratic party rather than stand with everyone else, which goes against the united front Democrats want to have against Trump going into the 2020 elections. 

  Gabbard has previously been overshadowed by big names such as Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, but she is coming into the limelight more as time goes on and she stays in the race. She firmly believes in changing the image of American politics.