We are joking no longer. Donald J. Trump is on the verge of possibly becoming the next President of the United States of America. The man that has become comedic gold to our favorite entertainers, the man who everyone has an impression of, the man that went after the 44th President of the United States for his birth certificate. That man has been a head of the polls for nearly the whole election season. The next candidate taking the Republican party by storm is Dr. Ben Carson, a decorated and celebrated neurosurgeon who inspired the African American community. That was until he opened his mouth. Both these candidates have never held public office or had any authority in the political landscape. The latest polls across the nation, show a tie between Trump and Carson. Neither seem to be dying out anytime soon.
It’s no longer a strange thought that an outsider could become our president. The latest CNN/ORC poll found that Donald Trump has a 25% support in Iowa. A recent Bloomberg Politics/St. Anselm College poll had Trump at 24% support in New Hampshire. In these polls Dr. Ben Carson is relatively close to Trump’s support (within 10 points of his lead) in the two states. In the Republican party, the outsiders are doing very well and seem to have a great chance of winning the executive branch in the 2016 election. Yet, what we see is a increase in the anti-establishment, anti-Washington, and anti-political correctness from likely voters. What these polls are showing us is that Trump, Carson and Fiorina are increasing the anger of the American people towards the governmental elite.
It’s scary that a Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree (Cason) has said publicly, “a lot of people who go into prison go into prison straight and when they come out, they’re gay.” Where a CEO who had cut thousands of jobs stated, without understanding the different aspects ethnicities face, “If someone believes they are limited by their gender, race or background, they will become more limited.” Where the possible Presidential nominee has said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” I’m all for the First Amendment, until the homophobic, non compassionate and racist people of our country start having a great shot at winning the Oval.