The unexpected passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia immediately set lawyers and politicians talking about who would get the nod from President Barack Obama to fill Scalia 's slot. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell 's vow to not confirm any nominee during the remainder of Obama 's term creates an awkward dynamic around any potential pick. Story Continued Below Whoever is nominated will have to consider the possibility of being in limbo for a year or more, if the Senate fails to act during the election year. However, that person might also have a leg up on being nominated by Hillary Clinton, if she wins the nomination and the general election in November. “It certainly is a lot for a person to take on to be the nominee in this heated political climate,” said Elizabeth Wydra of the liberal
President Obama is leaving office soon, and many people think there is not a lot of change he can do anymore because he is simply running out of time. President Obama made it clear that he was not going to leave office without trying to help the nation one last time. He decided to endorse Mrs. Clinton as the next president. There have been multiple times when he has spoken out and against Mr. Trump and his comments, and Mr. Trump in return has also made disgusting remarks against President Obama. Even though he spoke against one candidate, it did not mean he automatically endorsed Mrs. Clinton.
If there is an election that has captured the imaginations of millions of citizenly across the world, it’s the US presidential elections. The paradox is that it is not a direct election per-se where the American people elect a president directly but rather a situation where members of different states elect representatives of an electoral college which in turn elect the president and the vice president. This quadrennial event comes with disappointments and major surprises as well. The last elections led to the election of Barrack Obama as the president of the United States after facing cut throat competition from Mitt Romney. The world was taken on a tour of meticulous Campaigning coupled with jibes at opponents and revered historical speeches
Most of these state laws generally think that an elector shall cast his or her vote for the candidates who won a majority of the state 's popular vote or for the candidate of the party that nominated the elector. Moreover, although there is no federal law that requires electors to vote as they have pledged, 29 states and the District of Columbia have legal control over how their electors vote in the Electoral College. This means their electors are bound by state law and/or by state or party pledge to cast their vote for the candidate that wins the statewide popular vote. At the same time, this also means that there are 21 states in the union that have no requirements of, or legal control over, their electors. However, despite legal oversight, a number of electors have violated their state 's law binding them to their pledged vote and often only being charged with a really small fine, usually $1,000.
There is another simple reason to focus on party strength: policy. Not only does party strength mean different politicians going to Washington, D.C. to affect national policy, but party strength also represents politicians with differing issue positions representing their respective constituencies in state legislatures, the governor’s mansion, and county buildings. Party strength is a measure of the ability of a party to get people to vote for its candidates and the ability of the party to affect policy. The post-World War II shift in party strength was part of a
The presidential primary process can be more complex than it appears. The primary process is a way for the two main parties, the Republican Party and the Democratic Party, to select their official nominee for the general presidential election from a group of candidates. Each party has their own way of selecting their presidential nominee and their own convention, where the official nominee is announced. Each year states are holding these primary elections and caucuses sooner and sooner in hope of increasing influence in the nomination process; this has created problems and less known candidates are less likely to be nominated. All states and U.S territories hold either a primary election or caucus for both the Democratic Party and the GOP.
At one point in time, there was an eleven year stretch where no justices were appointed, and then two new justices were appointed at almost the same time (Morrison np). The voters should have an idea on how many vacancies a president will have instead of leaving that to pure chance. The justices themselves will also try to stay on until a president that is the member of their own party becomes president (Morrison np). Other people will also try to persuade a justice to retire or stay on the Court just because of who their replacement will be. This points out how necessary it is for us to transform this process because we are allowing a government official to choose the president that will appoint their
Unit 3 response What are the three most unethical persuasive tactics being used in the 10th GOP debate While the last units 3 unethical persuasive tactics weren’t so clear upon the first watch of the commercial, this unit’s tactics were much clearer. As we near the 2017 presidential campaign candidates from all around the country are running to hold the title of the leader of the natural world, as Kevin Spacey’s character on House Of Cards would call the position. That being said the first unethical tactic that these debaters use throughout every one of their personal responses is Pathos. After each candidate argues a point to the audience the next uses pathos to rebuttal the arguments the candidate before them made about a policy of theirs.
Redistricting has been a cause of debate for many years in the United States. The process of manipulating the boundaries of voting districts for party or class gain is as old as our nation. In 1788, Gerrymandering was already being used by Patrick Henry to put James Madison at a disadvantage in the race for presidency (Barasch). Although certain rules are in place – like how districts must be contiguous and and compact – there is little said about the actual process of redistricting in the constitution, which is why redistricting has been taken so wildly out of its constitutional context through the centuries. Many states and activist groups have tried to reform the redistricting process, but only twenty-one states utilize a non-partisan commission
Political knowledge is needed to be president and not everyone has the political knowledge that is needed. Being president involves an endless amount of work and not everyone can put in the amount of work it takes to be president. William Taft had the political knowledge and effort that it takes to be president, although that was not his dream. Taft fulfilled his wife’s dream by being president, but he was not happy while serving as president. While Taft served as president he made major accomplishments, but he was not truly happy until he became chief