American politics

In class today we got a task to write a blogpost about American politics, and the election for the next American president.

Who are the candidates this year? Here is a short list of the most famous candidates:

  • Hillary Clinton
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Jill Stein
  • John Kasich
  • Cary Johnson
  • Donald Trump
  • Ted Cruz

On a quiz we did, I found out which of the 2016 Presidential candidates I side with according to this quiz. Like a lot of Europeans do, I side with Hillary Clinton, not surprisingly. She is a candidate for the Democratic nomination, and she stands for things that i agree with. One of the popular issues in U.S. is the “Syrian refugees” and “immigration”. Hillary`s opinion on this  topic, I do agree with.

Hillary says:

“We have to finally and once and for all fix our immigration system – this is a family issue, it’s an economic issue too, but it is at heart a family issue. If we claim we are for family then we have to pull together and resolve the outstanding issues around our broken immigration system.” 

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? According to the site I side with, 52% of the American population says yes, and 48% says no to Syrian refugees. But the different parties have different opinions on this topic. What is the difference between states and parties on that issue?

For an example 83% of the democrats says yes. As a democrat, Hillary has shown longstanding, steadfast commitment to America’s immigrants throughout her career. As president, she will work to ensure a fair and just immigration system. On the other hand, only 23% of the republicans says yes to Syrian refugees.

Its is clearly a big difference of opinion between the different parties. However, there are not that big of a difference between the states.

The majority of the European countries receive Syrian refugees, and most Europeans wants to help refugees. Our teacher gave us this statement to discuss: “Could Donald Trump have been a candidate in Europe?”. My group and I thinks Trump could have been a candidate. However, his extreme radical views would not suite the majority of the European population. For example his opinion on Syrian refugees.

In the modern society sosial medias has become more important. Not only does the candidates attend rallies to get votes. They also need to be popular on sosial medias. A sosial media the candidates use a lot is twitter. However, they use it differently. These two pictures represent to defferent ways of using the sosial media Twitter. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is more serious, than Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump is a candidate for the republican party and Hillary Clinton is a candidate for the democratic party. They are both candidates for President of the United States in the 2016 election, as we all know. They have very different opinions and goals when it comes to leading America. The images for the democratic and republican party shows the differences between the two parties. The images shows an elephant that represents the republic, and a donkey that represents the democrats. Democrats today say the donkey is smart and brave, while Republicans say the elephant is strong and dignified.

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Before the main presidential election, both the republican and democratic party needs to pick their candidate. This election wil take place som time between February 1 and June 14, 2016. In the pictures below, can you see the current numbers.

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The two current front-runners for the presidential election are Hillary Clinton and Donald trump. My group and I decided to read The Washington Post and New Your post and see how the newspapers portrays these two. Trump looks angry while pointing his finger. And Hillary on the other side looks cute and happy. The media has a great power, so it is important as a candidate to have them on there “good side”.

If I was an American I would be to vote for Hillary Clinton. As I have mentioned earlier I agree with a lot of the thinks that she stands for, we share opinions.

 

 

 

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