Presidential Candidates 2016: A Mockery? [OPINION]
I’m going to be honest: I wake up each day and hope that someone new has announced their candidacy for president. I am actually terrified what might happen to our nation if any one of the current candidates becomes President of the United States.
I want to talk about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. I realize that Ted Cruz and John Kasich are still in the running, however the media does not follow them like they do Bernie, Hillary and Trump (and they don’t make such fools of themselves).
I am a college student with a ton of loans and I don’t like Bernie.
Bernie Sanders calls himself a Democratic Socialist. I’m not sure that my peers realize what socialism is. My fellow millennials must have taken the "share, care, be fair" lesson a little too literal in kindergarten. Socialism will not work.
Bernie runs on this platform that advocates for free education.
When everyone has the ability to obtain a four-year degree, that diploma won’t matter anymore. Jobs will become sparse and students will perform at a much lower expectation. There is no such thing as a free lunch, people.
I am a woman and I don’t like Hillary.
Hillary Clinton has been in far too many poor situations for me to believe she can run our country whole-heartedly.
I’m not even going to get into Benghazi: I just can’t stand liars. In my personal opinion, I think that she campaigns too closely to everything Obama has in place already. The United States is in need of change, and Hillary won’t bring it for us.
I also have a problem with Hillary because she is a woman. I fear that uneducated voters want to see a woman as president and they don’t take into account what she really stands for and what that would mean for our country.
I can identify with the Republican Party, and I really don’t like Trump.
Donald Trump is a bully. He has no care for anyone’s values, freedom of speech or ideas.
The only thing I find attractive about Trump is that he has enough money to run on his own, meaning he isn’t a corporate puppet.
Mr. Trump continually reminds me of a certain German dictator, and that is terrifying.
Donald Trump never says anything of merit, but rather uses blanket statements that get a rise out of his followers. He is the man that says absurd things, makes people laugh and finds power in the number of followers he has. Read about Hitler circa 1929 and tell me what you think.
In the end, I don’t think that there is a strong leader in the group. When these grown adults continue to roll in the mud at every debate, stray their focus from important topics and fight like toddlers, I find it hard to see a front-runner in any one of them.
I’m not sure who will be the next President of the United States, but I can only hope for a true leader.