Hillary ClintonBy far the biggest establishment name; but then again,name doesn’t ensure a competent strategy- Jeb Bush hands out turtles to children telling them slow and steady wins the race. Well, he did. Until he lost. On paper Clinton is a beacon for the liberal youth; she champions universal equality, free healthcare, the separation of church and state, and Keynesian economic policy. She is, after all, potentially the first female president.
Why then, did CBS entrance polls find 86% of female Democrats under 30 years of agewere going to be voting for Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire? There is just something inherently unpassionate about her. Voting for her is like listening to aeroplane safety instructions: I know it’s probably for my own good, but there’s nothing exciting about aeroplane safety instructions.
Bernie SandersThe dark horse of primaries. That is unless you include John Kasich. Though polling at 4% he’s the horse someone should probably put back in the stables before he does any more damage to himself. Ah, Bernie, an old white guy, how refreshing, I hear you sigh. Well, in fact he is. This is a man who has stood by his socialist principles since the 1960’s. A socialist presidentwould be just as big a deal as a female president. This is America, the country that for half a century routinely sent thousands of troops to places thousands of miles away to prevent the possible spread of socialism; to Vietnam, Grenada, and South Korea to name but three.
But with US national debt currently standing at $9,054,000,000,000, there’s not a huge amount of wiggle room for a new socialist order.