The Strength Of The Democratic Party Essay

828 Words Aug 26th, 2015 4 Pages
The strength of the Democratic Party is in its diverse and inclusive base. That’s why it’s often referred to as the “Big Tent Party.” Unfortunately, that is also its ‘Achilles hills’ when it comes to getting a general consensus on issues and nothing more has demonstrated this phenomenon than the current presidential race involving former Secretary Hilary Rodham Clinton. After riding high in the polls among democrats leading up to her announcement, she is now barely in the lead in some key early primary states.
For four years while serving as the Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton enjoyed one of the highest ratings of any government officials in the Obama presidency. Her diplomatic travels and accomplishments received critical acclaim. But almost immediately from when she declared her candidacy as the democratic presidential nomination, she has come under withering criticism on many issues. Chief among these is the email controversy that has not abated and continues to drive down her favorable opinion in the polls. The media has continued to dwell on this issue even though no one has made any case of any particular law that she broke.
In the current political climate, it is arguable that as Donald Trump leads the Republican field, a solid democratic presidential nominee stands a good chance of winning the presidency in 2016. The question is will the party take advantage of this? Beginning last week and in the current news circle, the news has all been about whether vice…

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