As many will possibly have noticed, the bulk of the news stories coming out of the election campaigns in the United States are about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise, as they are the forerunners in the charge towards the White House. Now and then you’ll see something about the two other candidates – did anyone notice that there are four? – but not a great deal.
And the stories about both Trump and Clinton can be broken down into categories, of which actual policies and plans for the future appear, at the moment, to be the smallest section. I hardly need mention what those other categories are, just that they smear the very idea of an election race, just as much as they blacken the good name of American politics – which has been going from a clean(ish) vest, through all the shades of grey to what it is today for a very long time. This is probably the dirtiest campaign ever, in any country throughout the world. But, one small consolation, at least none of the candidates have been killed, yet.
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Leaving aside all that, if you can, and it is difficult bearing in mind the constant updates with new accusations and counter-claims, there is another side of American politics in every election campaign which is sad and reprehensible: money.
Some people are honestly accessing the value of each campaign, each position of the candidates in each State, by the amount of money they are raising and spending. As if this were a criteria for the next President.
- Viktoria Michaelis.