How accurate are the candidates on the stump? Our Stump Speech Analyzer boils it down
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks at a campaign stop in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks at a campaign stop in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks at a campaign stop in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Jon Greenberg
By Jon Greenberg February 12, 2020

Once, twice, sometimes three times a day, the presidential candidates get in front of a group of voters and try to win their support. The stump speech is the magic ingredient that makes this possible. They might add or or subtract from it to fit the moment, but it has key points that they make again and again.

For everyone who couldn't make it to Iowa or New Hampshire, we took a quintessential speech from the top candidates and checked how accurate they were. We aimed to give a sense of the overall feel of each speech –– the big underlying themes and the core argument each candidate makes to say why he or she would make the best president.

We fact-checked many of their key talking points. And lastly, we threw in the wild card, the ideosyncrasies that make each candidate their own person.

Here are the speeches we vetted:

Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders

Pete Buttigieg

Joe Biden

Elizabeth Warren

Amy Klobuchar

 

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