Emotion, Ego & Wealth in politics: Trump vs Sanders

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Emotion, Ego & Wealth in politics: Trump vs Sanders

Sanders and Trump humorously debate their most prominently campaigned arguments; as portrayed by political cartoon.

Sanders and Trump humorously debate their most prominently campaigned arguments; as portrayed by political cartoon.

Sanders and Trump humorously debate their most prominently campaigned arguments; as portrayed by political cartoon.

Sanders and Trump humorously debate their most prominently campaigned arguments; as portrayed by political cartoon.

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A recently conducted national poll sampling 1,800 registered voters across the country discovered that education, income, gender, age, ideology and religiosity had no significant bearing on a Republican voter’s preferred candidate. (Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/01/donald-trump-2016-authoritarian-213533#ixzz3xoOKStFM)

To find out which candidate you stand closest to on the issues take the following QUIZ.

A prominent theme in the above article is authoritarianism. The study’s results revealed that most Trump supporters are authoritarians. A reference to Nazi-Germany and their false discernment with strong leaders is made in the article linked above. Do we really want these kinds of people having more say in the election of our president? I strongly feel we should avoid repeating history’s Nazi-Germany epoch by NOT electing a leader who is self-absorbed and resentful of neighboring countries and of certain religious and racial backgrounds.

The New Yorker recently speculated on the ego of Donald Trump and the irrational authoritarianism of his supporters.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/01/18/we-have-a-serious-problem

Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate who is high up in the polls, piques the interest of middle class American voters who agree with his campaign that the upper class should be taxed and that they should not get any authority over the American government for the sole cause being that they are wealthy. (Read more: https://berniesanders.com/issues/money-in-politics/)

Though income may not have a huge impact on a voter’s preferred candidate, their positions in business and politics and the power that feeds their egos does. Describe your ideal Presidential candidate in the comments below.