The unsurprising popularity of Donald Trump

With recent Republican polls placing Trump once again on top, his popularity continues to increase. Trump’s rise seems to signal a fundamental change in the American populous, with his voters split between those who want him to damage/change American politics, and those who truly believe in his policies. One key reason for his increased support…

A new hope?

Marco Rubio. Even if you’ve been following the 2016 election, you could be forgiven for not quite knowing who he was a few weeks ago. After all, in a large Republican field containing heavyweight personalities like Donald Trump it’s difficult to get a good glimpse of anyone else. If you don’t know who he is now…

Is a Biden run good?

Joe Biden, a two time runner for Democratic presidential nominee and current Vice President has recently been tipped to run for President a third time. A Biden run would add more uncertainty to what is already turning out to be a pretty heated Democrat race. If you thought Hillary Clinton’s campaign is withering and Bernie Sanders’…

The resurgence of Socialism: Valuable or Vile?

A recent poll has highlighted how the youth and young adults are significantly more supportive of socialism than their older counterparts. This feeling, compounded by the rise of two pro-socialist candidates in the UK and US leads me to believe socialism is making a comeback of sorts. How long this trend will last is another question, but…

Lincoln who?

Lincoln Chafee is running for President of the United States of America next year. If you thought Jim Webb and Martin O’Malley were polling poorly for the Democratic party nomination, Chafee takes it to a whole new level. Many polls have him on 0%, albeit with a low sample of voters. So why is he lagging…

Is Julian Castro a potential running mate for Clinton?

Recently, some media outlets have entertained the prospect of Julian Castro, former mayor of San Antonio, becoming Hillary Clinton’s running mate. Despite being relatively inexperienced, I think it’s no surprise to see that he’s being seen a contender to join Clinton in what some would find a formidable ticket. In fact, you need only look at…

Are the Bush Brothers too alike?

The surname ‘Bush’ evokes a lot of mixed emotion, let alone the name of Jeb Bush, a man who will tout himself as the Republican Presidential Candidate for 2016 next monday. So, will we expect the same old thing on the off chance he reaches the White House next year? He learnt from ‘his brother’s success protecting…

The rise of Sanders and the fall of Clinton. Is an upset on the cards?

As of late, the Clinton campaign has begun to slow down. In a recent Washington Post/ABC poll, 52 percent say she’s not honest and trustworthy, compared with 41 percent who think she is. This, coupled with the meteoric rise of Bernie Sanders, an Independent Senator from Vermont, has got many thinking that perhaps the Clinton hegemony…

So, Rick Santorum is running for President again.

Just when people thought the Republican field for Presidential candidates couldn’t any more cramped, it did. Cue Rick Santorum, a fifty something ex-senator. This is a man who once brazenly stated that President Obama subscribed to a ‘phony theology’  and that the religious views of politicians are significant. He also went on  to cite examples such…