The Election Of The 2016 Primary Election Essay

1743 Words Nov 14th, 2016 7 Pages
The 2016 primary election has been the most interesting in modern history. This election has brought about derisiveness and a sense of anger, especially with the recent election of President-Elect Donald Trump. Before he won the presidency, Donald Trump won the Republican Primary. Since the day he announced his candidacy by riding down an escalator in Trump Tower, pundits and politicians didn’t seriously believe he had a chance. As the debates were held and primaries went on, it became apparent that he had an actual chance of winning nomination. This, as the GOP leadership placed much of their support behind traditional candidates. The Republican Primary showed that there was an anger toward traditional politicians, like the ones being tapped by the Republican party establishment. The rise of Donald Trump also showed that the old rules of what a politician can or cannot say do not apply anymore. These factors lead me to the conclusion that the Republican Party lost control of the 2016 Republican Primary, and it turns out that was not a bad thing for the Republican Party. To understand how the GOP lost control of the primary, we should first understand the circumstances leading up to the Republican primary. In the 1990’s the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other free trade deals dealt a blow to US manufacturing. Because the cost of labor was, and still is, cheaper elsewhere, people that worked in manufacturing lost their jobs. Steelworker and coal miners had…

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