Super Tuesday and Political Change

Super Tuesday is upon us. Republican presidential candidates will vie for delegates in 12 states while the Democrats will be looking for support in 11 states. The talk of the town is Donald Trump’s potential to sweep the day and essentially clinch the GOP nomination.

A mere year ago a Trump nomination would have seemed unlikely, yet here we are. The frontrunner has loudly, and angrily, gotten support. Trump’s views are far from anything political and his policies have yet to be fully explained. Yet this year’s election cycle shows that the American system is changing. The system needs to be fixed.

We focus too much on the two-party system in this country, which has allowed  the campaigns of both Trump and  Bernie Sanders to be successful. Trump and Sanders are both outside the box politically, the former completely and the later only ideologically. The two-party system beenfits them because it congrate svotes in one place. A more diverse political atmosphere would allow for true democracy and change.

Sanders, the career politician with outside views, needed the institution to spread his views. Trump is using the institution to throw a wrench into out political system. Both candidates are great examples of how American politics is changing, yet Trump is using his campaign to make it harder for politicians like Sanders to succeed. A multi-party system would allow for a greater American political landscape.

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Donald Trump makes a Splash on Cover of ‘The New Yorker’

Donald Trump isn’t only making waves in the GOP presidential candidate pool. The July 27, 2015 edition of The New Yorker will feature Trump doing a belly flop.

July 27, 2015 cover of The New Yorker
July 27, 2015 cover of The New Yorker

The illustration, entitled “Belly Flop,”  was drawn by Barry Blitt.

“Donald Trump has entered the fray of Republican Presidential candidates with all the grace of a bully doing cannonballs and belly flops at the local swimming pool,” Blitt said about his cover for next week’s issue. “I’ll certainly be watching the first televised debate, just around the corner, on August 6th. Trump never fails to provide hours of slack-jawed amazement.”

Trump is currently leading the GOP candidate poll and will most likely be involved in Republican debates. With his recent controversial comments and his brass speaking style, Trump certainly has made a splash in the 2016 presidential election.

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