First, healthcare was not an option, but later, they decided just to scale healthcare back. V.P. Joe Biden opposed health care. Too many universal health care programs had died in Biden's time in Washington, and he saw the same fate for Obama's deal as all the others. Obama's economic team warned Obama that to fund a big program, with the recession still greatly affecting the people, was risky.
Many people know the name Donald Trump very well, while others know little about him. Some have very strong opinions to Trump running for president and others are on his side, despite what he says. This is a very controversial topic in politics right now, especially because he has many supporters and he is a republican. Donald Trump has too many suspicions about his running for president. For example, he ran for president before as a Democrat but failed and he went to run again, but is now a Republican.
Electoral College vs. Popular Vote When given this assignment I had no clue what topic I might choose. I waited and waited until the recent elections blew up in my face. This past election was a learning experience for me because I just turned 18. This was the first year I could ever vote and a weird election like this occurred. I noticed how many people were actually very disturbed with how Gore won the popular vote but will most likely lose the election only because he couldn't win enough electoral votes in one state.
Dissecting the Animal of Politics The realm of American elections has been one of commotion and controversy since the days of Lincoln and Hayes. This is despite the fact that it is a contest for the leadership of the strongest nation in the free world. Throughout all the controversy, no one has yet to provide an appropriate account of the candid actions within the campaign. However, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s Game Change fits the bill to a tee. Despite many people’s lack of interest in politics, the novel Game Change by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin is of paramount societal significance because it gives a candid view of the world of politics, it received critical acclaim from many reviewers, and the topic of the novel is responsible for deciding the leader of the strongest nation on Earth.
The Founding Fathers had to examine all the necessary information to make sure that their process meets the needs of all of their countries’ citizens. They faced the idea of how to choose a president that had such diverse needs and wants. They had to realize that the smaller states were not happy about the idea of a national central government because their rights and powers would be limited. The factor of their being 4,000,000 people spread all over the Eastern coast made them realize that national campaigns were impractical. They felt that political parties were dishonest and evil due to the British Election 3 political parties.
Not only did a plurality of Americans nationwide vote for Mr. Bush's opponent, but the Bush victory was due to a flawed ballot system. And since the election, Mr. Bush is not to be confused with a confident, comfortable, secure man ready to lead the country"(Hunt). The future victor of the two thousand presidential election will not win this election by a large majority, therefore indicating that the people are ambivalent about who will be a better leader for the nation. Bush will face challenges that will test this divided country. With the two parties so polarized, it is going to be difficult for Bush to pass any bills without making compromises with the Democrats.
There were more stories about what Palin did today with her kids than what she wanted to do with foreign policy. One might say that media might have rigged this election for Obama because they always displayed his inspirational speeches while emphasizing on McCains bad side. However if you really look into it, the media actually never even talked about McCain and the Keating 5 scandal which could have ruined him. I don't really think the media rigged the election although they did influence many people. The media needs to stop focusing on controversy and entertainment and talk about the issues.
At first many people saw Trump’s campaign as a joke but he continued to build up steam until he was named the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. This meant Trump would now be running solely against the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton (Encyclopaedia Britannica). Trump was seen as a huge underdog to the experienced Clinton, but that did not deter him in his fight for president. Trump was hit hard as many people brought up past comments and attacked him for his lack of political experience. As an attempt to counter this, Trump started to attack Clinton stating all of her wrongdoings.
Many people argue that polls state that most of the U.S. opposes the war this obviously cannot be true because after all Bush was elected our president by a majority of the American people. In conclusion, the Iraq war is not a pointless battle that the U.S. continues to fight each day. The country has motives to fight and those will continue to be carried out despite what the media as well as anti-war individuals persist to believe. Only the people who have been in the war can give a good aspect of the war. The battle for security has only made the country feel much safer.
Being president is no easy job there are going to be up's and down's , being a leader of the United States takes a lot of effort and support for everyone in office. When American's vote for a president they pick between two canidates , they want someone who can be trusted and be a leader but sometime's the people running they say they will do this and that but when they get elected it's a whole different ball game. I wish we could have another president who has the characteristics like Abraham Lincoln and can put stuff back to normal and someone who can be trusted and keep there promises. My opinion will always be Abraham Lincoln was the greatest president to ever step in office.