Election 2016

The current presidential election cycle is one of the most interesting in modern history. We have two candidate with low favorability ratings that are great for TV. It turns out, people still enjoy tuning into their television to watch candidates they do not care about. In the next couple of months, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will start to debate on various issues. Many TV networks are excited about the possibility of this matchup.

Debates are an important part of the overall election process.

Over time, this is one of the most important ways that people can learn about their candidates. This year's debates are different for several reasons.

  • Both candidates are unfavorable
  • Donald Trump is great on TV
  • Hillary Clinton is in a scandal
  • Neither candidate is scared of conflict

All of these issues will accumulate to make this year's debates some of the best television that viewers can choose from. As a debate watcher, there are several things to keep in mind.

All politics is theater

There is an old saying that politics is theater.

Although Donald Trump has very little experience on foreign policy issues, he has learned how to say things that make it appear as though he is knowledgeable. This is a major shift from prior candidates for the GOP. Over time, it will be interesting to see if he can keep up his act. Hillary Clinton is very strong on foreign policy from her position as Secretary of State. However, she comes across much different than Trump, and that is why some political adviser think Trump is rising in the polls.

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton got really heated during their debates. There are a lot of people who enjoy conflict, and matching up Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is a great way to get viewers.

Choosing a Candidate

There are a lot of factors to choose from when deciding on a presidential candidate. The debates are just one small part of this decision. However, this year the debates are different.

The polls for both candidates are very volatile, and one debate could swing the election for either candidate. Donald Trump should benefit from a growing populist movement across the United States. However, there are a lot of people who think that Hillary Clinton will win the eventual election.

When watching the election unfold this year, pay careful attention to how the candidates interact with those who are watching. After all, the fate of the election is in your hands.

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