Ah, American history, a time we study for our entire school years to become acquainted with the present. Past does sculpt the future, right? I remember reading about the crazy elections in past years and how they changed the world. At 17-years-old in 2012, I was very excited to vote in the future because I could find a candidate I love. Last June, I started learning about the candidates, and I was wrong. Now, I have no idea who I am going to vote for; but I digress.
There have been controversial, comical and plain absurd moments over this 2016 election process, and it will only get worse as candidates attempt to sway voters their way. Sure, Hillary Clinton will be remembered in history books for her email scandal and Donald Trump will be remembered for being an egotistical asshole to a gold-star family. This election may be the first time no one has liked either candidate in either big party. But with still a few months of campaigning left, I wonder what the history books will write about this election.
In my opinion, it seems like it should be titled, "2016: The Shitpost Election" because the candidates have made complete fools of themselves, so they all seem like Internet memes. First off, Jeb Bush, formally known as the sad Republican. The nerd of the group in this high school analogy, he was the main target of Trump's remarks early on in the election. And one of the last things we got from him was the sad, "Please clap" moment. Whether in history books or in present day, we all feel bad for poor Jeb.
If someone is called the "Zodiac Killer," you can't really expect them to go far in the election. The people of America ate this nickname up and blew Ted Cruz out of the water. Did he deserve it? We'll never know because he didn't get enough power to show his true potential.
"Hillary Clinton constantly campaigned for the young voters" is a sentence I assume will be in a history book about this election. But in all seriousness, it's getting weird. If I was Chelsea Clinton, I wouldn't be able to use Snapchat or Pokemon Go if my mom uses them for her political gains. I'd be cringing if my mom called herself "Chillary Clinton" and said, "Pokemon Go to the polls!"
"Donald Trump used a meme that a white supremacy group posted. The said meme had a picture of Hillary Clinton with a Star of David with the text 'Most corrupt candidate ever!'" I believe if you use a meme for not only political gains but for a shot at a group of people, you are using memes wrong. They should be used for bringing people together, not pushing them away. But, in all seriousness, the things this man says and claims are so shitty and meme-able that the Internet cannot do anything to prevent what is posted. And don't forget, November is still three-months away...We're just getting started.