Are the candidates for presidential elections well known in usa?are they supposed to be of rich /high notorious universitarian education ?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    It's incredibly difficult to even run for President in the US if you're not either personally wealthy or have managed to gather financial backing into the millions. This is why only the "elite" ever appear on US national ballots. For 2020 clearly the GOP candidate and the presumed Dem candidate are well known. Lesser known are those representing the so called "third parties". This is by design as our system refuses to admit there's any train of thought out there that doesn't conform neatly to the DNC/RNC template. 

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  • Tmess2
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    4 weeks ago

    By the time of the general election, they tend to be well known.  However, the first step is getting chosen by their party to be the nominee.  And, at that stage, many of the candidates are better known by those who follow politics closely than the general public.

    They are not necessarily extremely rich, but most have substantial assets (enough to have a comfortable retirement).  As far as education, they are not all graduates of the top top tier of school (of the last ten presidents, only four went to Ivy League schools for undergraduate although two of the other six went to Ivy League Law Schools)

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes, many of them are notorious.  No, people aren't known at all until Election Day, and then people vote for the best choice among strangers.

    Otherwise, why do you keep asking this?

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