Two Underdog Candidates

Sean Tippy

Indy Writer


Yes, I know the Presidential election isn’t for another 13 months. But it is still important to get to know who these candidates are and what they stand for. The two candidates that will be looked at today are sort of underdogs in their respective parties. On the Democrat’s side there is the Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders. The GOP’s dark horse is a man named Ben Carson who has no prior experience in politics but is a well educated man and has a doctorate in neurosurgery. Both of these men have breathed a bit of new life into their parties races for the nomination to run for President in 2016.


First up is Bernie Sanders, what does he stand for, and why should us young adults give a hoot? Sanders, like all Democrats, believes in a bigger government, which can be a good and a bad thing. What I mean by a bigger government is that the government will play a bigger role in our lives. According to his webpage ( he wants to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to around $15 an hour by 2020. He also wants to make “tuition free at public colleges and universities throughout America”. These are some very big promises to fulfill and he seems to have a lot of the younger voters support.


Next up is the GOP candidate Ben Carson. Like previously stated he has no political experience which might hurt him in the long run because people like seeing someone who is politically seasoned in office. Carson has been in the news lately due to some comments he has made. For example comparing the current political system in the U.S. to Nazi Germany. But what are some of his stances on things? He wants to “protect the second Amendment” by keeping guns as regulated as they are right now. He is also pro­life and wants to get rid of ObamaCare if elected. In other words he has common conservative viewpoints on social and economic issues.


Sanders and Carson, the two men who are making waves in their respective party’s campaigns for the 2016 Presidential election. For more information about these two and their stances on issues visit their websites at or


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