Replacing a President

Ted Cruz, the first candidate to enter in the 2016 race.

Katelyn Neal

Ted Cruz, the first candidate to enter in the 2016 race.

Spencer Holle, Reporter

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The president’s ratings are down, and resentment towards the Executive Branch is on the rise. It’s almost election time, which marks the end of president Obama’s career as presidency.
But as Obama prepares to step down, he must pave the way for his successor, which provokes the next question, “What happens next?”

Data has gone to show that in previous years, after a period of having a Republican president, the next president will be a Democrat and vice versa.
Why is this? At the end of our president’s career, his/her approval ratings drop drastically, and the American people will subsequently push for a change in political ideology as a result.
This trend has continued for many years, and if this left wing/right wing see-saw proves correct, it is estimated that our 2016 president will be a Republican.

Fittingly, as chatter of the upcoming election has started up, the Republicans were the first to get into the race as senate member Ted Cruz announced his candidacy monday morning.
At Liberty University, Cruz coined the term “courageous conservatives” as his running slogan. This Texan senator has bold plans to oppose same-sex marriage, abolish the IRS, decrease taxes on income brackets, and most importantly- get rid of the Affordable Care Act.

Cruz has raised many peoples’ eyebrows, possibly not for the reasons one would expect. Cruz is considered an extremist by many from both major parties- which can be considered a good thing in the right situation, so it is said you’ll love him or you’ll hate him.

Some choice conservatives believe that Cruz is the man for the job, and that his forthright ideas are just what the White House needs to move the country forward.
Others, mainly consisting of liberals and even a good handful of other conservatives think that he is much too extreme to take office, especially in a time where radicals are not required whatsoever.

Hillary Clinton is also rumored on considering announcing her campaign sometime soon.

Ted Cruz, the first candidate to enter in the 2016 race.

Ted Cruz, the first candidate to enter in the 2016 race.

Hillary Clinton, a Democrat who is considering the presidency.

Hillary Clinton, a Democrat who is considering the presidency.

Marco Rubio, another avid Republican, has made plans on announcing his candidacy.

Marco Rubio, another avid Republican, has made plans on announcing his candidacy.

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