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2/10/16

US Presidential Elections: United States: Primary Lunacy - by Beat Guldimann

With the Democratic and Republican primaries in full swing, the spectacle on American TV screens could not be more entertaining, even outrageous.

Democrats have a choice between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. She is the incarnation of the Clinton Dynasty, keen on creating an air of inevitability.

But she comes with a lot of baggage that makes her intrinsically unworthy of trust.

Sanders has long been regarded as an independent “socialist” (by American standards) dinosaur who just recently decided to re-join the Democratic Party to have a shot at the White House, very remote as that prospect always seemed.

However, his call to “start a new American revolution” has received a remarkably positive reaction in the Democratic electorate.

Republicans will most likely have to choose between Trump, Cruz and Rubio, now all frontrunners. Unlike the Democrats, it appears as if the Republicans have shed their “dynasty” issue, with “princeling” Jeb Bush completely missing his launch.

(That, of course, makes Hillary’s dynastic factor all the more problematic for Democrats. Their party certainly is supposed to be less stodgy than the Republicans.)

Trump is a pure populist who will do and say anything, without filter, that might get him his next trophy. He is a self-centered narcissist who believes he can buy the Presidency because he is “really, really rich” and comes up with completely outrageous ideas that will never see the light of day.

What is different this time is how many angry voters have decided to participate in the early stages of the U.S. election.

And they gravitate to both extremes: to Sanders in the Democratic and to Trump in the Republican camp. Their rhetoric is a telltale echo reflecting the void of the shattered American Dream.

Note EU-Digest: The huge win of both Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in New Hampshire shows the US voter is totally fed-up with the political establishment, most, if not all, funded by Corporate Super Pacts, and an American economy where 1 percent of the population controls all the wealth. As crazy as this may sound - if the corporate supported political status quo is maintained, it could eventually lead to either a popular revolution, or God forbid, maybe even an unthinkable military take over. Anger of the US voter in both parties has unfortunately become the common denominator.

Read more: United States: Primary Lunacy - The Globalist

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