Donald Trump is leading big in New Hampshire, Iowa, and South Carolina. If he wins those early primaries, what’s to stop him? Meanwhile, the Democrats’ outlier, avowed socialist Bernie Sanders, has passed Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire polls and is attracting huge crowds wherever he goes, unlike the former First Lady. The unfair stereotypes of both parties–the Republican capitalist and the Democratic socialist–have come to life.
I’d like to propose a series of imaginative exercises. Set aside the probability or improbability of either one of these candidates winning their primaries. But what if they did? Think about these questions and put your thoughts in the comments:
(1) If these two were the nominees of their respective parties, which one would you vote for?
(2) Which one do you think would win?
(3) What would a Donald Trump presidency look like? (In reality, and also if somehow he controlled Congress.)
(4) What would a Bernie Sanders presidency look like? (In reality, and also if somehow he controlled Congress.) [Read more...]