October 4th 2015 – By: William Larsen – Civilians News – “News For All Views” – Previewing The 2016 Election –
Only 13 months remain, until the 2016 Presidential Election. With that being said, this year’s election looks to be one of the most exciting in decades.
The headline story of this election thus far has been Donald Trump’s willingness to enter the race. This is particularly interesting because Trump lacks political experience, yet has chosen to finance his campaign through personal assets.
For most billionaires the job of President might seem unappealing. For a person with more wealth than most people can count, to undergo the scrutiny of a President might seem overbearing. Yet, Trump has shown a willingness to take this position.
So who will sit in the Oval Office, come January 20th, 2017?
At this point in the election cycle it is still very unclear how the American people will dictate our future….. Will it be Hillary Clinton? Will it be Jeb Bush? Or will it be an underdog like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders? The fate of our nation and the future of our Presidency, is very much in limbo today.
Bush and Rubio are finally attacking each other, as I knew they would, in order to be the last “establishment” man standing against me.Great
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2015
GOP Polls indicate that Trump’s willingness to express himself, have given him the early lead.
Trump has branded himself, “anti politician,” this is a message which clearly resonates with the American people. This election cycle, it seems as though the American people are once again searching for “change.” It is of my opinion that Trump’s willingness to express himself and his bravado in doing so, have garnered him a great deal of support for this very reason.
The American people respect honesty, something Washington has lacked for several years…. While Trump may not be everyone’s ideal candidate, today he is holding a lead in the polls because of his willingness to express his beliefs, as opposed to “playing politics.” This is the opposite approach to what some other candidates have been doing thus far…..
Trump is running with a clear message for the international community….. He wants to bring jobs home. This message has resonated with a lot of people and perhaps may stimulate economic growth…..
However, opponents of Trump point to a lack of experience in international politics…. Many American’s today, fear that Trump is overly brash and not fully aware of the consequences of this rhetoric abroad….. Once again, this creates a very intriguing political landscape going into this year’s election cycle…..
However, Hillary Clinton, Trump’s biggest adversary, boasts a great deal of international and domestic political experience. Yet, regardless of her track record, it seems she is often lagging in the polls due an unwillingness to express herself, as other candidates like Bernie Sanders and Trump have done.
Sanders has come to represent the “wild card” in this year’s election. Bernie, a track and field runner from the James Madison University, has represented the American middle class in congress for decades. Bernie has shown an unwillingness to give into corporate agendas and big money politics for years. This has also garnered him a great deal of grass roots support thus far. Sanders has spoken about the need to focus on expanding the middle class and improving inequitable wealth distribution for everyday Americans, such as myself. This message might also win Bernie Sanders the election.
Sanders opponents argue that he is “un-electable,” a term often used to curtail third party candidates vying for office. Regardless, Sanders has steadfastly grown his campaign over the last couple months. This has created a ground swell of support based on Sander’s unwillingness to compromise his agenda.
In fact, Sanders has resiliently spoken in the face of corporate funded politics. This approach in and of itself, seems to be working. This message deeply resonates with the American people, who have long known that corruption surrounding Washington D.C. has grown out of hand.
To discount Sanders, “elect-ability,” at this point in the election, could be fatal for the American people. Sanders message to reform campaign finance, may very well be the most important aspect of the election thus far….
Many months remain before the election of 2016 is ultimately decided…. However, in the early going of preliminary campaigning the 2016 election is still up for grabs.
So, who will win? Will the American people favor honesty above experience? Will the American people root for the underdog? And ultimately will the American people stand behind our next President, after the election is over?
-William Larsen, Founder of CiviliansNews.com – News For ALL Views! –