The Race For U.S. President is Heating Up

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Democrat  vs Republican

(BTW, the Democrat’s symbol is the donkey, and the Republican’s symbol is the elephant.)

 

Battle For the Democratic (Liberal) Nominee

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Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

Six months ago I would have said that Hillary Clinton had the biggest chance of any candidate to become president, but now that’s all changed.  Now, a kooky 74- year-old Jewish Senator of Vermont named Bernie Sanders has made it a close race for the Democratic nominee.

Sanders, who openly refers to himself as a socialist, recently won the New Hampshire state primary vote by a large margin.  While Clinton seems to be more popular with older voters, Sanders is winning with younger voters.

Sanders sudden rise in popularity is very similar to 2008, when a Senator that no one knew named Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton for the nominee.  It should be an exciting race.

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Battle For the Republican (conservative) Nominee

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Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush

As far as entertainment goes, there is nothing better than the race for the Republican nominee.  And nobody is better at entertaining than Donald Trump.  Trump, a billionaire businessman from New York, and host of a popular reality T.V. show has no experience as a politician, but has become the star in the race for the Republican nominee by saying crazy things like Mexicans are rapists, banning Muslims from coming to the U.S. and saying he would “bomb the shit out of ISIS.”

Trump’s competition for the Republican nominee are well established politicians.  Ted Cruz, a senator from my home state of Texas, is very popular with the devote Christian evangelical voters.  The other candidates, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, who were the favorites 6 months ago have been somewhat disappointments so far.

Jeb Bush, brother of former U.S. President George W. Bush and son of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, has spent the most money to campaign, but has been embarrassed by the Donald Trump in the debates. Trump knows how to push Bush’s buttons.  Bush will have to find a way to get more votes soon or he will be forced to throw in the towel.

If you haven’t seen Donald Trump before, here are some of his highlights:

 

At the beginning, everyone thought the next U.S. President would be one of the popular political names like Bush or Clinton, but the American voters are growing tired of the same old politicians and have become interested in new voices like Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

Once the nominees of both parties are decided, the nominees will debate each other, and the presidential election will take place in November. I’m not sure who I will vote for, but it’s fun to watch the candidates battle it out.

 

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