Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is already writing his 2017 presidential inauguration speech. The self-proclaimed socialist candidate says that though he has many more speeches on the books before the 2016 election, he is already drafting his inauguration speech. Sanders is currently trailing Hillary Clinton in national polls by 31-points, but that hasn’t discouraged him from mentally preparing himself for the task of being President of the United States of America. In fact, Sanders is confident in his chances to be voted into the position by the American public and points out that the thought of being president is a “very sobering thing.”
“Have I started writing my inauguration speech…?” Sanders replied. “Look, the answer is yes.” https://t.co/82s3zmV8Gt
— Jacqueline Alemany (@JaxAlemany) December 17, 2015
When speaking to the Huffington Post, Sanders said that opposed to writing his speech for upcoming events, he is working on drafting an Inauguration address.
“Have I started writing my inauguration speech, as opposed to the speech I have to give tomorrow? Look, the answer is yes. It is a very sobering thing to be thinking about oneself as president of the United States and the enormous responsibilities that go with that.”
The most recent democratic polls suggest that Hillary Clinton has a wide lead of Bernie Sanders, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope for the current underdog. In fact, in 2007, Hillary Clinton led Barack Obama in polls around this same time by a similar margin but we all know how that ended. Clinton was 28 points ahead of Obama heading into the 2008 election but quickly fell in polls at the start of the new year. Could Sanders be in a similar boat as polls suggest that the America public has trust issues with Clinton? Though the polls show Hillary leading, it also shows that Sanders is considered the more “trustworthy” candidate by voters.
“A total of 44 percent of leaning Democrats, for example, say Sanders is the more honest and trustworthy candidate, compared to 38 percent who say the same about Clinton.”
Other current polls paint a more bleak picture for Sanders with the Jersey-based Monmouth University Polling Institute releasing a new poll on Wednesday that puts Clinton at 59 percent in the primary race. Sanders was at a paltry 26 percent, giving Clinton a strong 33-point lead in the Monmouth poll.
@starrunes Bernie Sanders will get a madhouse admission, not an inauguration. Never gonna happen. Ever.
— Hashtag Diplomacy (@FreddysMercury) November 27, 2015
However, not everyone agrees. The most historically accurate mock election at Western Illinois University shows that Sanders will win the election. The mock election has a 100 percent accuracy rate having chosen the winning party since 1975. If the university continues its accuracy streak it is good news for Sanders as he was determined as the winner by a considerable margin.
“Dr. Rick Hardy and Dr. John Hemingway have been leading Mock Presidential Elections since 1975. During that time, students who have participated in these mock elections have chosen the winning party with 100% accuracy and have an astonishing record in selecting presidential winners.”
Even if Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic primary, he will have to face-off against the GOP winner. Currently, businessman Donald Trump is leading the GOP polls with 33 percent of the votes. Meanwhile, Ted Cruz comes in second at 18 percent.
What do you think about Bernie Sanders admitting that he is already drafting his presidential inauguration speech?
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