'96 Elections


The presidential elections are here. The elections only take place every
four years and now it is time again to vote for the man whom we trust to be our
leader for another four years. There many things involved in the elections.
Campaigning and debating are two things used to help get the people to be in
favor of those who are running. The two main candidates this year are Dole/Kemp
and Clinton/Gore.

Campaigning is done in many different ways, it is a technique used by the
candidates in order for more people to recognize them and become more familiar
with their ideas. It is done on television, in newspapers, signs that are put
all over your town, and on the internet. The object is to put the adds in
places where many people are going to see them. The internet and on television
is a very good way to make the candidates known because of the tremendous
internet traffic and increasing television viewers.

Debating is a requirement of the elections and there are different kinds of
debates. There are debates between the candidates and there are some between
the possible vice-presidents. The speakers must be very good at thinking of
something to say quickly and making their point clear to the audience in order
to make a difference in the debates. The debates are a time to show the
audience the flaws the other candidate might have and to also show them the good
things that you may have to offer them as their president or vice-president.

Dole is the major republican candidate for president. One of Dole's major
plans in his presidency, if he is elected, is to cut taxes and balance the
budget. This is a very hard thing to do, but it is a good aspect of Bob Dole.
He also has a goal for a plan of economic growth. I myself like the aspect that
Bob Dole as a republican is against abortion. I think abortion is murder to
innocent babies who are not even given a chance to live.

Clinton is the other major candidate for the elections. He is a democrat
that is hoping to get re-elected to serve another four years. While in his
first term, Clinton has made abortion a legal act, increased our taxes, and been
accused of many small lies; but if he is accused of those small lies, why should
we not be able to think he is lying to us? One of Clinton's big concerns is
health care. He has done many things pertaining to this issue, but only half of
it has been followed through with.

The elections are up to the people, and it is the people who decides who
will be your leader for another four years. So, let's vote smart and think
about who will better our country for the next four years.