Upcoming presidential candidates for 2016 stir opinions amongst students

Trinity Cline-Smith, Reporter

Voting for the next leader of this nation is a big deal according to Senior Winona Cleary. She says that she is definitely going to vote next year.

¨If you don’t vote, you have no voice and you cannot complain (about) what is going on,”Cleary said.

Possible Democratic candidates for the election include Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Jim Webb, according to The New York Times website. The Republican candidates have not been as narrowed down, though. There are about twelve candidates who are likely to run, according to The New York Times. These include Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Chris Christie to name a few.

Senior Kara Locke, as opposed to Cleary, is not going to vote in next year’s election. She doesn’t believe that she needs to, and doesn’t really have an opinion in the political world.

¨I don’t care. I don’t like politics. I hate politics. I hate politicians. Thank you, goodnight,¨ Locke said.

Cleary says that if Hillary Clinton does run, she is absolutely going to vote for her. She believes that Clinton is a strong woman and knows what she is doing. Cleary says that because Clinton has been in the government for a while now, she would know what to do if she did become president.

In addition to the Democratic and Republican Parties, there is the Independent Party or Liberal Party. The candidate who is considering running for this Party in 2016 is Bernard Sanders. He has ¨visited early primary states such as Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina¨ to see if he has enough support to run and win the election, according to The New York Times.

Although the primary elections have not taken place yet, there are a few candidates out of the many that are said to be seriously running. In the end, it all comes down to the claims of each person and their supporters.