Barack Obama And Republican Donald Trump Essay

1026 Words Jul 14th, 2016 null Page
The US presidential election in November will be unique for at least two reasons. One, in Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, it will feature two contenders with the worst favorability ratings in US electoral history. Two, both candidates have been campaigning on planks traditionally associated with their ideological opposites. Democrats, for instance, tend to be successful talking about the economy. Republicans, conversely, fare well when America’s place in the world drives voter interest. This time around, though, Clinton is basing her credentials for president on foreign policy chops acquired as secretary of state, while Trump rails against the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) like a lifelong lefty.

Trump is, of course, also a gifted rabble-rouser who the American public should’ve kicked to the curb in the Republican primaries, but did not, much to the shock of his establishment rivals. They were dead sure his inflammatory sound-bites coupled with a braggadocio frowned upon by most conservative voters would sink him midseason. That never happened and some of them have to be wondering today: Is the universe conspiring to crown a president Trump? This is not as far-fetched as it sounds. Since in once-friend Clinton, he fortuitously faces an opponent with the perfect set of weaknesses to distract from his inexperience and lack of policy details. To boot, a Rasmussen Reports poll from July 5 will surely panic Clinton surrogates who have long…

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