As the US general election sprints to a start, the reality is that both parties are bracing up for one of the ugliest and most divisive races in modern history of the country.
Never before has a woman (Hillary Clinton) come so close to becoming US president while business mogul (Donald Trump) is also making his own history has the presidential candidate with the most vulgar and indicting speeches.
At the recent Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the party became one unified whole as members nominated Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate.
Lots of love was shown by different people and support was thrown behind her with some of the quotes from the convention proving that 2016 is really a “moment of reckoning”.
And analysts like Ruth Fremson of The New York Times say that Hillary is on the right path.”It was not just showing people who do not understand her and who do not trust her who she is as a person, or laying out her policy proposals, but also demonstrating that when she represents them on the world stage, she would do so with that hard-to-pin-down aura of leadership and power,” she said.
“I’m voting for a fighter who never, ever gives up and who believes we can always do better when we come together and work together,” Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea said. “I have a hope that my children will someday be as proud of me as I am of my mom.”
On her part, Hillary Clinton said: “I declare that the nation was at a moment of reckoning and urged voters to reject the divisive policy ideas and combative politics of the Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump. i offer herself as a steady and patriotic American who would stand up for citizens of all races and creeds and unite the country to persevere against Islamic terrorists, economic troubles, and the chaos of gun violence.
“Mr. Trump was not fit for the presidency and would take the United States to “a dark place of discord and fear,” as a retired general, John Allen, put it.
“He’s betting that the perils of today’s world will blind us to its unlimited promise, He wants us to fear the future and fear each other. Well, a great Democratic President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, came up with the perfect rebuke to Trump more than 80 years ago, during a much more perilous time: ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
“So, let’s keep going,” she said, “until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves.”