Like many of you, I am worried about the state of our country in light of this insufferable political season. I know, politics is such a taboo topic for many, because it can bring out our deepest fears and greatest passions.
So when political science Professor Kenneth Janda asked if he could write a column making a more academic comparison (instead of just hurling insults), I thought it'd be a great idea.
A debate is not meant to be an exchange of scripted remarks, rehearsed rebuttals or an endless series of character attacks. The pointless insults and repetitive talking points should be left for campaign ads, where they belong. For voters to make an informed decision, we need to hear our candidates delve into the issues in a meaningful way.
Hillary Clinton's victories in last night's presidential primaries have clearly put her over the top, clinching the Democratic nomination. Facing the loudmouthed bigotry and ignorant blustering of Donald Trump this fall, Hillary has an excellent chance of being elected as America's first female president.
Whether or not the debate between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders materializes, the mere possibility of such an event merits our consideration. Apart from making history, what would a Trump-Sanders face-off mean for the three principal stakeholders?
You can't expose Trump's beliefs because he has no beliefs. Shit flows out of his mouth on an ad hoc basis, crafted to rile up the crowd. And it works, because they don't know what he's saying, they just love the way he says it.
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Can you imagine Obama in that back seat with Trump? Such a notion must keep Obama up at night. What would they say to each other? I doubt Trump would come right out and ask for the nuclear codes, but you never know.
Armed with research and feeling a healthy amount of fear, I dove into the conversation with my colleagues, not knowing quite what to expect. I know I did not expect it to be one of the most satisfying conversations I'd had in some time. In fact, I walked away with several "aha's."
In a free country like the US, everyone gets a chance to say who runs things. Voting's how we make that happen. When we see 93 million eligible voters staying home, we know something's broken.
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Donald Trump stated that in Hillary Clinton's quest to be the Democratic nominee for President, she is only doing as well as she is because she is a woman. Since when has being a woman ever translated into a trump card?
If Donald Trump fails to win 1237 votes on the first ballot, brace yourself. We'll witness an uncivil war that will leave delegates and party leaders emotionally - and physically - maimed on the convention floor. Call it the GOP's WrestleMania.
t's probably too late to get candidates with a head of steam to start using rhetorical devices that still allow them to control debate while actually taking on the substantial issues they are supposed to be engaging with. But perhaps it is not too late for the rest of us to do so.
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