58th quadrennial U.S. presidential elections are already announced. As per the 22nd amendment in the constitution, current president cannot run for the third term. So, the fate of American people is to be handed to a new President. The race for becoming the most powerful man of the free world has begun and we have seen a lot of drama so far. Republicans, Democrats and even individuals are head over heels and preparing for the D-Day – November 8, 2016.
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Every other nation is keeping an eye on the American Political Scenario. Because, who becomes the president of our country can influence almost every country on the planet. In times when everyone related directly or indirectly to politics has already gotten busy in supporting, promoting, preparing, deciding or designing election campaigns for themselves/ their favourite. We decided to go through the list of Top 10 Candidates for the race to the white house.
Former Governor of Rhode Islands, Lincoln Chafee is one of the top contenders of the Oval Office. Active in the American Politics since 1999, the 62 year Democrat ( For now) has earned quite a reputation. He has been the only Republican senator to vote against authorizing the use of force in Iraq after which he left The Republican Party. He is quite a candidate to look at with his different mindsets to much conservative politicians and his pro-choice nature that makes him easily accept same-sex marriages. His election campaign ‘ Fresh Idea for America’ mirrors his thought process making him a real strong contender.
Once the First lady for 8 years and Secretary of State, the 67 year old Politician has been on the political scene since ages. With the criminal and corruption charges against her taking the centre stage, she has got all that makes a classy politician. Experience, A rich husband and lots of controversy around her. Clinton understands the psyche of America and Americans therefore has been focussing immensely on the middle class people and education sector. Her campaign ‘ This starts with you’ aims to capture the middle class voters. The Democrat will be running for the presidential elections for the Third time consecutively. Clinton appears to be American women’s favourite candidate since her declaration as presidential candidate.
A Democrat with a vision of no crime in a society, O’Malley former Governor Of Maryland is yet another real strong contender for the White House. His use of ‘Rebuild The American Dream’ ideology has been really well fused with his 6 visions. He gave out a 15 goal list to attain the American Dream, is a real complete package that deals with economy, education, middle class, crime rates, child welfare, immigration and new climate leadership. A regular supporter of Same sex marriages and immigration students for debt free studies, O’Malley really holds grasps of different demographic population. Winning nominations also seems not so difficult for 52 year old Democrat and that as a matter of fact makes him a dark horse in this race to the main seat in the Oval Office.
Senator Bernie Sanders a.k.a. ‘The Amendments King’ from Vermont is yet another Democrat who is not only a deserving but a capable candidate. Sanders has been an active Congressman for 16 years and even the age of 73 posses strength to run World’s biggest Capitalist superpower. He recently launched his ‘stand with Bernie’ campaign to kick-start his electoral campaign.
Former United States Senator from Virginia, Secretary of the Navy, Assistant Secretary of Defense, Counsel for the House Veterans Affairs Committee and Marine Corps officer all these posts have one thing in common – Jim Webb. The well renowned Democrat who is in the game giving head to head competition to Hillary Clinton. His tagline ‘Leadership You can Trust’ is already in the news. Coming from Military backgrounds Webb poses a great advantage of knowing things personally, which reflects in his election campaign and his motives which are basically focused on mending ties with allied and non-allied countries and coming to peaceful terms with them.
Son of Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush and also brother to another former President George W. Bush, Jeb Bush is in this race to keep on the legacy of Bush Family. The former governor of Florida has been in the politics for past 21 years. The 62 years old Republican focuses on economic policies majorly to support his motives and views. He simply said one thing to clear off his motives “ I cut state spending more than anybody. I’ll do it in DC too.”
Dr. Ben Carson
Retired neurosurgeon from Hopkins turned politician is yet another 2016 Presidential candidate from the Republicans. Carson’s career saw limelight when he became first person to separate Twins conjoined joined at head but retired in 2013 at the top of his career it was after that he came to be known as rather conservative figure after his speech on National Prayer Breakfast. Later he joined Republican party and came to light as presidential candidate. His election campaign ‘ Heal – Inspire – Revive’ reflects his career and thinking as a Doctor.
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55th Governor of New Jersey, declared himself battling against Hillary Clinton directly by calling himself ‘a leader who says what he means and means what he says’. In his election campaign the 52 year old Republican tried to go blunt as if ‘Telling like it is’ and took 5 tough issues and framed his vision around them to make America the leader again. His promises and goals revolve around Criminal Justice reforms, Entitlement Reforms, Foreign Policy, Education and Economy.
One of the youngest presidential candidates, Ted Cruz seems to be the most promising. The United States Senator of Texas is an extremely deserving candidate to be nominated. He calls himself as Courageous Conservative with motive of reigniting the promise of America. He in his electoral promises carved 9 issues that needs to be taken care of, surprisingly a list with environment considered as equally important issue as economy. The 44 year old Republican holds his head high and has shown his true spirits towards America but will he be able to win nominations? One can’t say.
An American real estate developer, television celebrity, politician, and author Donald Trump is also the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. The multi Billionaire ‘Bozo’ is yet on another drive, this time to White House D.C., reactions to his candidacy as a Republican made quite a few frown but his ‘ Make America Great Again!’ campaign is surely something. Winning nominations is still a big question in case of this 69 year old multi professional person but he surely knows how to make a show entertaining.