Politics: Democrat race as good as done


The three Democratic candidates duked it out at the second Democratic debate on November 14.

By Ariel Benson, Staff Writer

Boy, oh boy, have the numbers fallen. Both the Republicans and Democrats have dropped like flies, but the Donkeys are officially down to their big three. Chafee and Webb both lost momentum after the First Democratic Debate. Soon after, Biden declared that he did not have the emotional strength to run after losing his son Beau. That leaves voters with Clinton, Sanders, and O’Malley. Many believe that Democratic Primary of 2016 will be a close and interesting race, but the outcome is easy to predict, if you ask me.

Hillary Clinton appeals to those who bend left socially, but are strong believers in hard military use. After an 11 hour “drill and kill” interrogation, Clinton cleared her name from the Benghazi scandal. Her plan succeeded, and her polling numbers are up.  She may have cleared herself from the Republican vultures, but the public is still having trouble trusting the former First Lady. It seems as if she only reveals evidence and her deepest secrets when she is called out. Her ideas are conflicting, and her beliefs are constantly changing. The question that voters are currently facing is whether or not Clinton will stay true to her current campaign. Many are saying “no”, that she will inevitably favor big banks and Wall Street because they favor her. But nevertheless, Clinton did a pretty good job at answering any and all attacks during the second Democratic Debate.

Bernie Sanders rose in the polls after the first and second Democratic Debates, but did not maintain his accomplishments the following weeks. There are a few reasons why he is losing against Clinton. While he is still appealing to far left liberals, Sanders must refrain from speaking too much on excessive rejection of military use against groups and countries such as ISIS and Syria. Sanders is often extremely against military action, even when the majority considers it reasonable or even necessary. Additionally, Sanders wants the government to control too much of the domestic operations. His socialistic views do not appeal to most Americans who believe that it is their constitutional right to go through life without the Federal government’s eyes and hands on them. Therefore, Sanders will not win the Democratic Primary Election.

So after analyzing Clinton and Sanders, there is only one other candidate for the middle class to consider when it comes to electing someone who will fight for their financial needs, Martin O’Malley. O’Malley has given the Democratic Party a new, younger face which appeals to voters. His background as Maryland governor has given him the needed preparation to become President of the United States, but he is lacking support, funding, and important networking that both Clinton and Sanders possess. He doesn’t have the name or the fame that Clinton and Sanders have made for themselves. Unfortunately for him, O’Malley just is not known or cared for.

So why is all of this important?

First, Sander’s political career is done for. He was in his prime during the 80s and 90s, but over 20 years later, his age has simply gotten the best of him. While his ideas are new and fresh, he is not. He’s too liberal for America. Second, some reasonable predictions for the upcoming years, which are contingent on the Democratic win, is that O’Malley will become Vice President to Hillary Clinton, and eventually President after Clinton’s administration.

It is worthy to note that this analysis is completely outside of any consideration of the Republican Party. If wanting to analyze and contrast the Republicans with the Democrats, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio will pose the biggest threats to any Democrat’s chance.