Fall is the season when the political universe places more emphasis on the upcoming presidential election, as the endless amount of candidates will dwindled down to one nominee for each major political party. Their actions on the campaign trail will help to better forecast the political climate heading into 2016.
Many in the current voting class are looking to remove the shield that fails to show the defects in our federal government policies. Too often, a person’s patriotism is questioned if they’re negative toward America’s agenda.
Here are some issues that will help to forecast the political climate of 2016:
The End of the Bush and Clinton Dynasty
The frustrations with how Washington D.C. operates has brought a sign of distaste for political dynasties, such as the Bushes and Clintons. The poll numbers show that voters aren’t ready to elect either family member to the high office just yet. The name of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) has gained plenty of steam as a popular non-presidential candidate. She’s bright and energetic toward improving the nation’s economy even further along in the recovery process, which has brought favoritism from the Washington establishment regardless of political affiliation. Warren has been very frank in her approach to assist the economic struggles of the working class.
Global Climate Change
Global climate change has become a major political issue, as environmental groups have targeted candidates who have repeatedly deny a connection between burning fossil fuels and rising outdoor temperatures. Much of the spotlight has been placed on campaigns that are financially backed by the Koch Brothers, but their outright denial of scientific evidence has become an increasingly difficult stance to support without suffering in the polls. This issue isn’t going away any time soon, as the hurricane season in the Deep South is fast approaching.
A sea of change is taking place in the demographic composition of the voting class in the United States, as this country’s present trajectory has dramatically shifted. The current eligible non-white voter’s number is at 28 percent and that should increase to 30 percent in 2016. A large majority (11 percent) of this number are Hispanics and are considered “second generation” Americans after going through the country’s educational system from K-12. This demographic group has the potential to decide the next presidential election, as they’ll be the first member of their immediate family to voice an opinion in the voter’s booth. Top Republican leaders clearly understand they’re on the wrong side of this demographic, and they better change this number in 2016 if they’re going to win the presidency. The party that proposes a bi-partisan immigration policy that helps to soften the debate within the country will have a great chance to win next November.