“The Trump Effect” and “Feelin’ the Bern” Broken Down

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Bottom line: Politics is in for a revolution as public knowledge increases due to the age of technology.  But in reality, it’s nothing new. It seems that America is correcting itself through the opinion of the masses. Didn’t that happen like 240 years ago??? Twitter seems to be starting a political reformation the same way the printing press did several hundred years ago. 

People love Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Whether you like them or not, you can’t deny it, but why? The answer is simpler than you might think.  It’s because they’re examples of the conception of America.

Neither of these two candidates are “career politicians.” This really strikes a chord with voters. People have lost trust in Washington, and rightfully so. Shows such as “House of Cards” has exposed people to the tangled web of corruption that is Washington D.C. I am by no means an anti-government hippie, but you can’t deny what you see in front of you.

America was built by a bunch of average guys that wanted to make a new country that was better than the one they separated from. It was soldiers, generals, blacksmiths, farmers, and other people that could sculpt the nation from their own experiences. We’ve lost that as a nation. I hate to use the cliche of “political class,” but when you break down the meaning, it explains things very well. These people are just politicians, they don’t know what it’s like to walk in the shoes of the average Joe. These people haven’t been in the trenches of juggling their 9-5 work, family, taxes, beer league softball, hanging out with friends and more.

These puppets in Washington take “donations” from large companies to use for their campaign and their main priority is not doing what is in the best interest of the people. Their main goal is to do what’s best for the corporations that bribed – excuse me, donated –  to their campaign. They need to keep these companies happy because if they continue to donate, they will up their chances of either election or reelection.

America was designed to be run by public servants, those who serve the public. But now, the public serves them. Washington needs to have its own revolution. America needs leaders it can trust to make decisions that are in the best interest of its citizens.

That is why people love Trump and are feelin the Bern. These two haven’t taken money from large companies and they are both political rookies. The establishment candidates are trying to use Trump and Bernie’s inexperience against them, but it’s only making them more popular among the undecided voters, especially ones who don’t follow politics closely.

What’s going to win this years election you might ask? No, it’s not “hope,” “change,” foreign policy, experience, economic views, or even health care policies. What’s going to win the election is trust. The people are tired of voting for people that don’t do what they say they will do. The people are going to vote for someone they believe, someone they trust, someone without skeletons in the closet.

I truly believe that politics, and the media, are in for a rude awakening to the exposure that the age of technology has brought upon us. Now that everyone can communicate and share opinions in a millisecond, people trying to hide their secret agendas are going to have to either start telling the truth or get better at lying, because America has caught on to them.

– R. Ilardi

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