Sanders and Trump dominate in New Hampshire primaries


Dylan Kellos

Sanders and Trump both hit the bulls eye with perfection in New Hampshire, creating a tough race for other candidates.

Dylan Kellos, Reporter

With New Hampshire coming to a close on February 9, 2016, the American people see a new kind of politics form as the outliers shine and the establishment sinks. The polls before the debate stayed true this time in contrast to Iowa not too long ago.

For Republicans, the businessman billionaire Donald Trump took control of the state with massive space behind him for Ohio Governor John Kasich in second with Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush battling it out for third. Going into South Carolina’s Primary on the February 20, Trump still holds a significant lead with Cruz lagging behind in second. As the morning loomed, Chris Christie became another candidate to bite the dust and drop out of the race.

On the Democratic side, Hillary got slaughtered, with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders taking a dramatic lead. South Carolina polls predict her victory, but with the most recent polls, the gap between the candidates draws dramatically narrower.

These wins, other than predicting the future President, show a transition of ideas and mentality of the American people. The two candidates who won New Hampshire started this race for the oval office as a joke passed between people. Now, Trump and Sanders continue as the most talked about and believed in individuals in the entire country.

Although they have a strong following and generally this seems to align with American voters, it causes some intrigue in why and how our population starts to change its voting interests. Both leading candidates idolize the far spectrums of the party they represent, with Trump declaring his grand wall to solve immigration to Republican audiences, and Bernie Sanders making college 100% free for everybody. These ideas remain ludicrous and will probably not happen, yet people associate and preach them, illustrating how the American people have begun thinking currently, hopeful and angry.

Sanders and Trump both tapped into the aspect of our society that denounces the establishment and vying for change. Even if what the candidates say makes no sense half of the time, people want anything different just to change the system. This year’s election marks a changing point in our political history, as Sanders has called it many times, we live in a “political revolution”.