Presidential Elections : Presidential Election

1746 Words Nov 17th, 2015 7 Pages
Over the past seven decades, this nation’s voter turnout has been dismal. The presidential election in 2012 had a voter turnout of about 57.5%. That means a little over half of the voter population did not voice their opinion on who should be the nation’s president for the next four years in the voting booth. If this continues, there will be a president whom the general public may not want but could have prevented if all they did was vote. However, the upcoming presidential election seems to be different from previous elections just due to the massive amount of attention it is receiving in the media. Fox news had their largest viewer turnout when airing the republican debate, hitting a record of nearly 24 million viewers and the same goes for CNN, whose record viewer turnout for the democratic debate reached about 16 million people. This amount of interest and enthusiasm coming from the American people could lead to a significantly larger voter turnout. But that leads to the question: which individual among the present presidential candidates should voters elect to be the next president of this nation? Bernie Sanders is the most ideal candidate the nation currently has not only for the ideas he carries but also for his consistency on his beliefs over decades. The level of consistency that Bernie Sanders has exists in no other democratic or republican candidate. He has shown support for gay rights before it was an accepted normality in the U.S. He has stood up against…
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