Saturday 25 March 2017

Robert Schmuhl: Hillary got '60 minutes', but Biden has years to win over American public

BY nature Americans are forward-looking, more inclined to focus on the future than the past. That character trait, a by-product of immigrant dreams, helps explain why the presidential campaign of 2016 already sparks animated discussion in the US.

Just a week after Barack Obama's inauguration for a second term, voters and the media are off to the political races about who might next occupy the White House.

While Republicans debate whether to become more ideologically conservative (Florida Senator Marco Rubio is often mentioned) or more moderate (with, say, Chris Christie, the New Jersey governor, as the candidate), the Democrats ponder a back-to-the-future possibility. Will it be Joe Biden or Hillary Clinton?

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