Snapshot of 2016 Presidential Race

Brandon Snively
Brandon is a Pace University graduate and avid Philadelphia sports fan, but don't hate him because of it...please? He was a former intern at the Howard Stern Show as well as a reporter for the MTA program Transit Transit Newsmagazine. He likes to be in front of the camera or behind the mic, but he enjoys news writing just as much.

2016 already? Yes, it’s an even numbered year and just so happens to be a Presidential Election, House of Representative (all 435 seats) election, and a Senatorial election of 34 out of 100 seats. So prepare yourselves for the lovely television ads that will come in the next several months and last for, what usually seems like, a lifetime.

“Make your voice heard” is all you seem to hear during election season. It’s such a clichéd phrase, but it echoes the positive message for all of us to get out there and vote. Prepare to hear it a lot more now that the Presidential election for 2016 is only 74 weeks and 4 days away (but who’s counting?). And while you may have heard about some of these candidates, be prepared to learn a lot more about them in the coming months. Since Obama will have exhausted his two terms as President, the field is left wide open for a good amount of politicians to enter the race for the presidency.

So far, Republicans are dominating the field in terms of candidates who have confirmed they will run for the office of President. To name a few – former NY Governor George Pataki (no relation to Helga G. Pataki or Big Bob Pataki), Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio. There are several others who have confirmed they are running in addition to several more who are considering running.

For the Democrats, only Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bernie Sanders (who?) and Martin O’Malley (huh?) (why does this list sound like a series of fast food chain restaurant owners/individuals found on a Guess Who board) are confirmed for running. There are only a few more considering running and current president Joe Biden has not given a definitive answer as to whether or not he will be entering the race. However, Joe Biden has many bigger issues to deal with at the moment after the recent death of his 46 year old son, Beau.

It’s still early in the game, but all kinds of debates, political speeches, and vicious attack ads will be hitting the airwaves, and our website, before you know it.

In the coming weeks, stay updated here on 20some.com to see the latest political news, breakdowns of candidates who join the race and analysis of debates and commercials.

 

Image Source: Washington Post

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