Road to the White House: who are the challengers?

2016 USA presidential election poster. EPS 10

usa-flag-1181877_960_720The US Primary Election has just started and these months haven’t given us many surprises but only confirmations. There is a nice comparison between Republican’s candidates and Democratic’s candidates: it is presumed a close fight until the candidate’s final choise of both Party who they will apply theirself in other new, strong and hard campaign.

But who are the candidates that come forward to Us Primaries for the Democratic and Republican Party?

The Democratic’s list is composed by: Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, and Bernie Sanders, Senator of Vermont’s State.

In the end, the Republican’s list is composed by: Donald Trump, real estate tycoon, Ted Cruz, Senator of Texas’ State, Marco Rubio, Senator of Florida’s State and John Kasich, Governor of Ohio.

The favorites seem to be Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But let’s start to learn more about the candidates.

Donal Trump is not a political man but the Trump’s call is “populist” type, meaning that his speech is direct to a mass of Americans generally dissatisfied about the things are gone in these years, particularly for the impoverished middle class, for a large part of the population that is afraid of possible terrorist attacks, immigration’s case, new productive assets and homosexual marriage. In short: Trump ignores those who are the core values of republicanism and that things are worring Moderate and Conservatory Repubblicans.

Ted Cruz is a conservative political which is identified with clearly social sectors and others that fall in the universe of Republican values. He is an advocate against the leadership of the G.O.P. that is the origin of evil in this country in his view. It is very close to the positions of the Tea Party, the conservative wing of the Republican Party. He is averse to abortion, homosexual marriages, the limitations of the freedom to bear arms and the intervention of the federal government in the economy. Also he wants the abolition of Obamacare, namely health care reform desired by Barack Obama.

Marco Rubio apply for running as Republican candidates but he is judged to be holding to the Democratic values and not Republican. His program talking about innovation: political, cultural, technical and economic. Rubio is focusing on the reform of high school and ensuring competitiveness and innovation to connect education and the job’s world. Besides this aspect, Rubio aims to manage the problem about excessive taxation. Why? Because American companies make profits overseas. So when they are transferring domestic gains, the Government tax excessively them and for this reason US companies with foreign operations don’t move wealth to home.

As for John Kasich, his goal could be summarized in these points: balance the budget and keep it balanced; cutting taxes and making the tax code simpler and fairer; regulatory reform, using common sense to remove barriers to jo creation; dismantling Washington and taking back our power, money and influence; affordable reliable energy for growth.

Hilary Clinton introduces her resume and a fairly promising name: her intention is to recall what are the most important battles for her to fight. For example: say no to increased indiscriminate use of drugs; ensure America and Americans wage’s increases; safeguard the economy from the excesses of Wall Street with stringent reforms and pursuing if necessary even CEOs; reforming the justice system. In her part, the Democratic candidate has always reiterated the concept of breaking down walls, not to create them as he said his direct opponent, Trump, and she has a huge advantage towards other candidates for the White House: the support of the “people of Obama” now.

From the other side Barnie Sanders, Vermont Senator, represents the candidate of the young, middle-class and progressive of élites the Northeast, areas of limited working-class. His political potential arises from the representation of these minorities, the mobilization of young people: his goal is to struggle the economic imbalances, in particular the financial transaction tax, lowering interest rates on student loans and costs for medicines, to ensure greater social justice and puts the citizen at the center of political discourse.

The challenge for the White House has started: who will be the next President of the United States?

Davide Renna

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