Looking ahead to the US 2016 election, J. BROOKS SPECTOR weighs some recent survey research that speaks to the issues that concern future voters and finds “inequality” has cinched pride of place so far.
While South Africa has become almost totally consumed by the increasingly surrealist, even grotesque soap opera being played out over that $10 million diaspora donation that wasn’t, over in the United States, a population is slowly coming to grips with the issues it believes should be crucial for their upcoming election next year. These issues may be especially important within the Democratic Party as a clutch of new candidates for the nomination all seem to be attempting to take hold of them to use as the lever to move Hillary Clinton onto much less certain ground as an inevitable nominee.
Just to bring things up to date, in the past several days, besides Hillary Clinton and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders who are already in the field, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley and now, most recently, former Rhode Island senator and former governor, Lincoln Chafee, have also announced their intention to seek the Democratic Party nomination. (Chafee was a Republican before he switched affiliations and became an…
Source : Daily Maverick