Meet Carly Fiorina, one of the most pathetic excuses for a candidate in the Republican primaries in 2016, 28 years after Dukakis and his failed attempt to become president. She’s been caught in a string of lies, from Planned Parenthood to the real reason why she bailed from her failure at the Iowa Caucus (she claimed it was due to a storm). A terrible politician who inherited her terrible behavior from her terrible time as a failure of a CEO at HP, Fiorina has absolutely no business being in the primaries. She bashes Clinton for over-using the term ‘woman’ and then turns around to boast about how she’s the only woman running on the Republican side. Her fanbase is composed of elderly women who watch Fox News (so about six people across America).
Now, unlike many of my followers (I’m sure to lose a few due to this post), I am not #ReadyForHillary. From the very beginning of this pre-pre-primary, I’ve shown my support towards Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed socialist, United States Senator from Vermont who has won a majority of his career through his Independent yet oh-so-left platform. (Although, comparative to the rest of the world he’s not as left as American media tries to proclaim.)
To put it simply, O’Malley just can’t drum up any attention. He has no buzz, no real foundation in public opinion, and no real business running in a race dominated by two incredibly charismatic performers. On one hand, there’s former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton — whether you like her or not, you have to admit she’s capable of swaying voters with her style of campaigning. People cheer her name, and all she ever has to say is “women”. On the other hand, there’s Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the grassroots underdog that’s managed to bring massive crowds to become a bit of an Internet sensation.
Governor Mike Huckabee has been raging across Twitter ever since God created the Earth in seven days against the Obergefell v. Hodges case in the Supreme Court, which ruled in a 5-4 agreement towards legalizing gay marriage across all 50 states. Of course, an extremist, right wing, hypocrite like Mike Huckabee is sure to be angry at such a progressive movement, which at this point has around 60% popular opinion in the states, making it the majority. However, go look at any other Republican Presidential Candidate twitter feed. You’ll see somewhere around zero to four responses towards the final verdict, none of which are as strongly worded as Governor Huckabee’s.
For Obama and Biden, bittersweet nostalgia had to have been present. They’ve been doing this for eight years now, and this is their last. But now, they’ve made it to the final stretch – the last flight of stairs in the peak of their careers. For Obama, this is his final year as President. What he does after this is up to him – whether he intends on going back to Chicago or developing his narratives – but the journey as President is almost over.
Rand Paul, a libertarian Senator from Kentucky, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination on April 7th, 2015, making him the second conservative candidate to jump into the race (wedged between Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, making him the meat of a boneheaded sandwich).
On January 7th, 2015, a mass shooting of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo office in Paris, carried out by two Islamist gunmen who identified themselves as radical Al-Qaeda members from Yemen. These two men, brothers by the names of Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, along with a third gunman and close friend by the name of Amedy Coulibaly, were responsible for the largest terror attack in France since the June 1961 Vitry-Le-François train bombing which killed twenty-eight and injured 100+. The saddening fact is the Charlie Hebdo shootings weren’t going to be the most deadly attack on French soil in 2015.
George Pataki is a strange political case. A moderate conservative in an era of radical Republicans, George Pataki has gone almost unheard of throughout his entire campaign for presidency. In an election being dominated by an air-headed racist with a history with bankruptcy, a brain surgeon who doesn’t believe in evolution, and a female CEO (who was fired from the job) who hates women’s rights, someone like George Pataki doesn’t necessarily look like a bad choice, either.