They are fun to watch, good for laughs and can rile up crowds. At first, they were novelty candidates who could only gain
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fringe support. Donald Trump and Bernard Sanders, once thought of as comic relief, are serious front runners with a true chance to win the Republican and Democratic Party primaries, respectively. In the past, such characters would start to falter, but these two have prevailed and are clear favorites. Both men spew out one-liners as they are facts, they make outlandish promises and it appears the two are making a mockery of the electoral process. Still, no matter how bad either of these two men might be perceived by critics for the presidency, both Trump and Sanders came at a time when they are needed; their presence in each primary are good for politics for many reasons:
1, Regular voters are tired of large financial interests owning politicians, and are finally standing up to that part of the system
One of the things people complain most about is the money in politics. Hoe many times does one hear a disgruntled voter say, “they are bought and sold to the highest bidder.” Followers of both men do not seem to care that Trump says and does things on the campaign trail that makes one believe he is trying to lose the primary and Sanders does not understand basic economics and math. Both men are perceived as Continue reading →
After watching the Wednesday, September 16 Republican Party Presidential Debate on CNN, here are some things we can take out of it:
Both FOX and CNN were more interested in a wild show than a real debate.
CNN could have taken a higher road than FOX did in their televised Republican Party Presidential debate. Starved for ratings, however, CNN’s moderators, Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and Hugh Hewitt either could not or did not care to control the participants as many of them attacked each other wildly. The moderators might not have ganged up on Donald Trump as much as Megyn Kelly did, but there were too many superficial and lazy debate questions as opposed to offering an antidote to the usual coverage of the candidates by asking all serious issue-oriented questions. Perhaps the vast majority of Presidential debates over the past two elections were a reflection on an overall dumbed-down reality show-oriented society.
Donald Trump may have some good ideas, but his temperament seems a bit off for a man who wants to be President.
Understanding that Mr.Trump is the proverbial king of the mountain among the array of Continue reading →