Students eye presidential candidates

With Super Tuesday results making the picture a bit clearer, the survivors in this year’s presidential campaign consists of candidates with vastly different points of view and personalities, ranging from self-proclaimed democratic socialist Bernie Sanders to non-career politician and businessman Donald Trump, a Republican.

In addition, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich remain in the hunt for Republican delegates along with former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who leads the Democratic field.

“Donald Trump should be the next president because he’s tough,” junior Joel Soucheck said. “Trump could kickstart the economy because he’s a businessman and he knows what he’s doing. Like Trump said, he started off with a loan of a million dollars, and look what he turned that money into. He’d be a successful president.”

Junior Amugo Chukwunenye supports a candidate from the other side of the political spectrum.

“I think Hillary Clinton should be the next president,” he said. “She’s the most qualified, and I feel like she can follow through on all her promises. I can trust Hillary to be a good president. I liked Ben Carson before he said some silly things, and I liked Cruz until I started learning more about him. Hillary is my first pick for president.”

Junior Brandon Rabel likes Bernie Sanders, but only to a point.

“I agree with his stances on social issues and rights but I don’t agree with the concept of socialism,” he said. “So I agree with him on some points but not on others.”

By Billy Macom