Can ‘intrepid’ Trump really beat ‘charming’ Clinton?
Trump’s ascent to popularity is undoubtedly aided by his unforgiving language and unconventional political behavior. Whatever he does on the political dais is unusual particularly for a GOP candidate, who is typically mild-mannered, traditional, and overly adherent to decorum. On the other side of the fence is Hillary Clinton, the sunny, charming Democrat that is loved by a lot if not by everybody, most especially by the so-called radical, forward-thinking voters.
Since a democrat candidate needs to secure at least 2,382 out of 4,763 delegates to become the party nominee, it could be said that Hillary is the one who can make it. In the April 26 Primary Elections, she secured 194 delegate votes, giving her a total of 1,640, making it somewhat virtually impossible for Sanders to catch up. Trump, due to his consistent wins in the past primaries, could emerge as the republican winner. Hence, we could say that it’s the bold Trump vs the charismatic Clinton who’d face each other come November 8.
Statistically speaking, though, it’s a duel that no one really wants. Only 31 percent of GOP delegates like Trump and a big percentage of the democrats feel the same way with Clinton. But the question now lies in Trump’s capacity to outvote Clinton, who is, again statistically speaking, more loved by the American voters.
In a poll conducted by the Washington Times three days before the most recent primary, 70 percent believe that Trump can beat Hillary in the General Elections. Only 26 percent say that he cannot, and 5 percent think that they don’t really know.
In an opinion piece by legendary journalist Wesley Pruden, he says that the only way Trump can triumph over Clinton is by showing the public that he is not just “angry,” the battle cry that made him popular over the past months. And more importantly, he must be smart. “A smart politician, like a smart running back or a Hall of Fame infielder, makes his own luck, and a winner, whether in the World Series or the Super Bowl, is always endowed with a lucky break and sometimes two. The not-so-soft bigotry of no expectations often helps conservative candidates against pious liberals. You might even call it an act of God,” writes Pruden.
For Vito La Giorgia of Inquistr, however, it is Hilary’s shady past—silence on husband Bill’s scandals, for one—could be Trump’s magic card. Knowing Trump, all the negative issues thrown at Clinton will surely be publicly re-exposed to his advantage. He will be the lesser evil, and there will be no more tomfoolery to dig from Trump as he’s already shown it before and seems to be more than ready to show it again in the campaigns.
Advertising executive and former TV host Donny Deutsch says that Trump’s uniqueness and honesty can make him get the coveted presidency. “Obviously, the woman problem, the Hispanic problem, the demographics are very against him. Having said that, though, Trump voters on the right are so sticky. They’re not going anywhere. Everybody who’s voting for Hillary, ‘Well, I guess Hillary,’” he says in an interview.
Yet the very idea of having Trump’s name on the candidates’ list proves how dangerous its verity could be for America. When the celebrity real-estate mogul declared his candidacy last year, almost a big chunk of thinking America saw it as a mere joke. However, when predictions of seeing him withdrawing from the race has become far from blurry, world leaders shifted tone: they are now preparing for future plans in terms of dealing with a global superpower that could be sooner or later racist or simply pro-White.
No one knows if Trump really has a magic card to make his “Make America Great Again” slogan a reality but whatever he will do should he become president will surely make headlines in news outlets like Born2Invest and Apple News, as well as the news agencies outside America. Who would not love to see a new America ruled by an outsider? As his GOP opponent Ted Cruz once said it, “[T]he truth is that if Donald Trump became president nobody knows what the heck he would do.” Well, would it really be apt to say “Brace yourself America,” when in truth no one’s even certain if a second Clinton would also be good for the country?