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Passion for Politics: This Presidential Campaign Gearing up for a Firestorm

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul laid down the gauntlet this past week when he declared the Democratic choice is now between socialism and corruption.

It doesn’t get much plainer than this in pointing to an all-out November war next year between the GOP and the Clinton machine.

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The Republicans, on the eve of their third debate, had a slight correction in several of the polls as Ben Carson pole vaulted Donald Trump in Iowa and one national estimate. In all fairness, however, Carson just launched a major advertising blitz throughout Iowa while Trump’s media assault on the Evangelicals of Iowa has not yet begun.

Trump still leads considerably in New Hampshire and South Carolina, states two and three in the primary protocol, and a recent national poll says 70 percent of Republicans believe Trump can win the presidency.

On the Democratic side, tensions mounted between their two front runners as well with Hillary Clinton criticizing Bernie Sanders for using the term “shouting” in characterizing her position on gun control. Team Clinton quickly attacked the socialist as portraying him as a “sexist” campaigner and being disrespectful to females.

Sanders responded back as ridiculous and hinted there could be an escalation of campaign rhetoric with such charges.

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The FBI investigation into Hillary’s server/email scandal continues with no apparent end in sight. The drip-drip could continue possibly right up to the Iowa caucuses.

Following the GOP’s Boulder Brouhaha, look for several defections from the presidential sweepstakes. Those currently on the bubble are Paul, Christie, Kasich, Bush and Huckabee. Carly Fiorina is still hanging in there although her surge after the last debate has seemed to stall somewhat. Rubio and Cruz are holding their own.

Boring it’s not. Who will direct the US government going forward? We may not know for many more months as the volatility of this election cycle is one for the books!


Steve Vassallo is a HottyToddy.com contributor. Steve writes on Ole Miss athletics, Oxford business, politics and other subjects. He is an Ole Miss grad and former radio announcer for the basketball team. Currently, Steve is a highly successful leader in the real estate business who lives in Oxford with his wife Rosie. You can contact Steve at sovassallo@gmail.com or call him at 985-852-7745.

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