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Previewing The 2016 Election

October 4th 2015

In 13 months, the 58th Presidential Election, will begin.

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Hillary Clinton Twitter AVI.

So, with the election right around the corner, the headlining story thus far has to be… Donald Trump’s willingness to enter the race. And I find this topic particularly interesting because Mr. Trump lacks almost any government credibility and experience, “in a traditional sense.” Yet, what makes Mr. Trump’s candidacy so intriguing is that Mr. Trump has chosen to finance his campaign almost entirely through personal assets.

For most billionaires the job of President might seem unappealing. In particular, I could see how a person with more wealth than I can count, would not want to undergo the scrutiny of a Presidential appointment. Yet, Trump has shown the vigilance and willingness, to take on the challenge.

So who will sit in the Oval Office come January 20th, 2017?

At this point in the election cycle it is still unclear as to 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, or even Bernie Sanders? The fate of our nation and the future of the Presidency, is very much in limbo today.

So far, GOP Polls indicate that Trump’s willingness to express himself, are giving him an early lead.

Trump has branded himself, “anti-politician,” and his message is clearly resonating with the American people.

The American people respect honesty, something that all too often, Washington lacks… and 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.” Furthermore, this is the opposite approach to what some of the other candidates have been doing thus far.

Trump is running with a clear message for the international community. He wants to bring home jobs. This message has resonated with a lot of people and perhaps may stimulate economic growth.

However, opponents of Mr. Trump point to a lack of experience, particularly in the arena(s) of international politics. Many American’s also fear that Trump is overly brash and not fully aware of the consequences of his rhetoric abroad. Once again, this creates a very intriguing political landscape going into this year's election cycle.

Furthermore, Hillary Clinton, Trump’s biggest adversary, boasts a great deal of international and domestic political experience. Still, regardless of her track record, it often feels like Clinton is lagging in the polls, likely due to an unwillingness to express herself, as other candidates like Bernie Sanders and Trump have done.

Bernie Sanders has come to represent, “the wild card,” in this year's election cycle. Bernie, a track and field runner from James Madison University, has represented the American middle class in Congress for decades and people remember. Also, while Bernie has shown an unwillingness to give into corporate agendas and big money politics, instead opting to finance his campaign through private donations, this selling point has also resonated with middle and lower class Americans. This perspective has also garnered him a great deal of grass roots support. Sanders often speaks about the need to focus on expanding the middle class and improving inequality and improve wealth distribution, for everyday Americans, such as myself. This message may ultimately, also win Bernie Sanders the election.

Sanders opponents however... argue that he is, “un-electable.” This is a seemingly vague term often used

To discount Sanders’, “elect-ability,” at this point in the election, could be a huge mistake for the American people. Furthermore, it’s of my opinion, that Sanders message on campaign finance reform, might be the most important aspect of this election thus far.

Obama Twitter AVI.

Mr. Obama’s Twitter AVI.

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, over 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 – News For ALL Views! –