Election 2016: The Sifting Continues

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The 2016 Presidential politics continue the shifting process as both parties firm up the potential candidates. The Democratic Party, still dominated by Hillary Clinton, is waiting as Vice President Biden has reiterated his feelings over the possibility of a Presidential run.

Biden at 72, with 45 years in public service, is well aware of the exhaustive toll a presidential campaign can become. Still recovering from the loss of his son Beau, two months ago, from brain cancer, the Vice President has allowed his name to remain in the mix of three candidates, although he has stated, for a second time, that he is “tired.”

 

Hillary Clinton, at this point remains the Democratic Party’s presumptive candidate, even as tradition would dictate the Vice-President under a second term sitting president would naturally and automatically be the party’s first choice and expected to run.

The Clinton Machine is strategically building coalitions in key states, opening offices and constructing a grass top campaign to manage the millions of volunteers, the foot soldiers, who want to assist her in becoming the first female president of the United States of America.

And as it Labor Day, which lends itself to the other presumption if a candidate for either party haven’t declared by now, has been extremely transparent and forthcoming with his comments.

The bloated Republican Presidential 2016 field is showing signs of narrowing its ranks while ensuring no potential candidate plays spoiler come November 2016.

 

New York Real Estate Developer turned Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump continues to draw big numbers both in the polls and at campaign rallies. While blasted by mainstream media and others as a sideshow in the Republican Circus, Republican leaders are well aware he can, and if not handled respectfully, will play spoiler in November 2016 running on the Independent Party ticket.

The outcome of an Independent Ticket challenge, especially of someone of Trump’s capabilities, pulls the much needed Electoral College votes away from the two main party ticket candidates.

 

Trump has the necessary means to fund his own campaign and the desire, facts finally recognized by the GOP who summoned the boisterous, media magnet, and when the smoke cleared the mogul announced his loyalty to the yet to be determined candidate and pledge his support to the Republican party declaring he would forego his plans to run as an independent candidate.

Trump nor the party leaders announced what if any incentives went along with the deal.

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