Iowa's decision

On February 3rd 2020 the American Democrat Party faces one of its  biggest challenges:  to choose a candidate to defeat Donald Trump. 

En Portada travels to Iowa to find out who it could be.  

 

Iowa is traditionally the State that opens the primaries in the United States.  During the last 20 years the chosen one has been elected as the final candidate to run for the White House for the Democrats: Al Gore in 2000, John Kerry in 2004, Barak Obama in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Iowa sets a trend in the selection of the candidate for President.  Thus, it is the more visited State by the politicians wanting to be elected, mostly during the precedent year to the primaries.  So it was in 2019.

Politicians work to gather votes and voters analyze and compare options.  We have witnessed on the field that the “presidential” mood of the candidates has come to the background when it comes to evaluate them.  Now, the democrat supporters look for a candidate who has the ability to face Donald Trump and defeat him.  The target is to avoid Trump to repeat as President.

The election among a wide range of possibilities is hard.  Is it better a centrist politician with experience in the White House, like Joe Biden or a young one as Pete Buttigiet?  In the center like Biden, Buttigieg or Amy Klobuchar or to the left as Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren?  Biden, Sanders or Warren lead the polls but they are over 70 years old.

We follow this process to test and select the next Democrat candidate to become President of the United States of America.

Versions

Spanish

Genre

Current Affairs

Length

1 x 40'

Type

One Off

Format

HD

Production

TVE