Next year, 8 November will be an extremely exciting day for Americans as they will line up at the voting booths to elect the new leader of the 50-state country. So let’s weigh the odds among some of the candidates!
The wife of former president Bill Clinton, the once upon a time First Lady has moved her way up and made a name for herself, too. From 2001 to 2009 she served as the United States Senator from New York then moved to be Secretary of State between 2009 and 2013 under the presidency of Barrack Obama. Hilary Clinton definitely stands a chance of moving into the White House again – but this time as the first female president of the United States.
The Mayor of Baltimore, then Governor of Maryland is now a presidential candidate. Martin O’Malley legalized same-sex marriage in Maryland and signed a law that makes in-state college tuition available for immigrant children arriving to the States.
Bernie Sanders had been independent for the longest time in US Congressional history until he joined the Democrats in 2015. The Senator of Vermont has been outspokenly critical about the foreign issues of the United States as well as the mass surveillance protocol like the USA PATRIOT Act.
Unlike the Democrats, the Republicans have 14 candidates altogether to go to the polls for. The most controversial figure amongst them is probably Donald J. Trump. From time to time he has something scandalous in store for the press to shock the public with. But all the fuss seems to earn him more popularity: many people sympathize with his anti-immigrant politics. He also highlighted the lack of actions against ISIS and terrorism by the Obama Administration. One of his most notable comments was calling for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the US”.
Another member of the Bush family seeks to reside himself to the White House. The son of former president George H. W. Bush and the brother of George W. Bush is also running for presidency to make sure next year’s election won’t be a boring one.
The question remains: who has the trust of the American citizens? – In 2016, we’ll see! via funzine.hu