Washington: In an unsuspected political scenario, Donald Trump surprisingly reached the expected number of delegates and filed for the nomination for President (Republican). This has taken politicians and the party supporters by surprise as it came out totally unexpected. This happened when a few of republican unbound delegates decided to support Trump at their national convention which is expected to happen in July. This made Trump the top in the list of Associated Press delegates.
One of his leading supporters are Pam Pollard, Oklahoma GOP chairwoman, She says that she has absolutely no problem in supporting Mr. Trump and also that he has managed to touch a particular part of the electorate who is unhappy with the present state of the country and wants it to change. Trump has been a political commentator and critic for many years before he decided to run for the President. He achieved support of 1238 delegates for nomination (the minimum number of delegates required is 1237.) There has been an outrage of criticism regarding Trump’s attitude and his crass personality. He has been in in the media for his derogatory comments on women and has been trolled extensively by social media and other social networking sites. All this deeply affected his popularity which made people from the right to give him a cold response and an obvious lack of support .However, things have taken a new and disturbing twist which might be an indication of the internal problems.
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In 2016, without any doubt baby boomers will return to power in the country without mattering whether it’s Trump or Hillary. With Obama leaving the white house, the break that America had got from the boomers would come to an end.
Obama s campaign emphasised on the dialogue, consensus and pragmatism which was meant to rebuke the boomer tendencies, which was practised by the men of white house including George W Bush and Clinton.
The phenomenon of the Baby Boom had its official beginning on the 1st January 1946 and was the only demographic event which had its that importance in the history of USA. The boomer generation had 77 million members and they are believed to wrap up American culture like no other generation before nor after. The boomer generation was followed by X Generation (it includes those born from 1960- to the early 1980) and then the Millennials (it includes those born between the early 1980 to those born around 2000). The Boomers are resented by most belonging to the successor generations and it is believed that almost half of Millennials consider that the American dream is already dead and also that their parents killed it. There is also a belief that it’s because of the boomers that, there is an intense distrust in news media, Wall Street and Congress.
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Ottawa: As the world is getting hooked to their smartphones and internet, the election campaigns are aiming to increase their presence online and to accelerate engagement programs and services through mobile phones. This new trend is really different from that has been in existence for many decades. In any election voter turnout is considered to be a reflection of the will and the mind-set of people. A higher voter turnout is extremely vital for any electoral party, as low turnouts would mean that the representation of different parts of the population is unequal. Voter turnouts and participation is mostly increased by different engagement programs aimed at informing them, answering their doubts and queries and also by educating them about the different policies and programs which the party is aiming to put in practise. Traditional methods included the use of print media, radio, television, newspapers, desktop websites and service centres. With the popularity of smart phones, all these strategies have been completely put away with.
Studies undertaken in 2015 indicate that over 2/3 of Canadians use smartphones and almost half of the population have tablet computers. There has been a shift in the trend of accessing information, which is a great opportunity for governments and other agencies to accelerate programs for voter engagements by cutting down the delivery costs. The studies show that almost 75% of people get their doubts cleared and get their answers through smart phones and half of the population would like to place their trust on a mobile app than interacting with a service centre representative.
Facebook founder and CEO announced that he is planning to give away 99% of his Facebook shares for promoting equality and also to advance human potential. It was not well taken by people around the world and there were several camps.
Buzz Feed was of the opinion that Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to which they are planning to donate is a corporation (LLC) and is not really a non-profit charity organization. It also pointed out that the money would not be utilized just on charitable causes but on private investments which will create lobbying and advocacy work too. Many social critics call the giveaway structure to be evidently flawed even though the depth of flaw cannot be fathomed. There is also a possibility that, as most of the non-profit organizations are created at first as corporations and only then is it changed to the purpose of charity. So even this LLC may have a chance of getting converted into future. Another group is of the opinion that all the money is being given away to the causes and events which Zuckerberg would think is necessary to change and better the world which may not be the real problem with the world. Some others say how most charity organizations do not bring any help or change to the society. Even though most of the times the intentions are good, there has been no great help that has come out of it and sometimes it has been even destructive or neutral. These people are of the opinion that the most helpful way to better the world would be to invest the money onto organizations and people who are already in the field as they would be well experienced in this forte and area and would be able to do something beneficial.