There is nothing more beautiful than walking along the beach or seeing downtown city lights or hiking up the mountains in California. It much be strange for a person to grow up on the East Coast but embracing the style of the Pacific Coast at the same time. It was never planed to happen. When I traveled to Washington D.C. last year I feel in love with the location. But in Los Angeles, I felt at home. During the trip my views never changed, even after we got lost in East LA. The dirt, the glam, the chaos, the creativity was more than what i could have asked for.
The first Republican primary debate was a heated exchange between politicians, with some falling to the heat from the night. The prime-time event proved to be a success story for some candidates and bad press for others.
For Donald Trump, who dominated social media during the event, was sharply criticized in the days following the debate. Trump was controversial since the beginning, refusing to pledge the oath and agree to not run as a third-party candidate should he/she lose the Republican nomination.
Trump continued to dominate social media, when Megyn Kelly, a Fox news anchor, asked him about his sexist comments towards women, calling them “fat pigs,” “dogs,” “slobs,” and “disgusting animals.”
Despite the negative attention, Trump dominated the discussion, speaking for a total of 10 minutes and 30 seconds. The moderators and even other candidates centered their responses on a lot of his comments.
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This GOP Debate appeared to be a “joke” for Donald Trump, bluntly speaking his mind in an ignorant and self-absorbed matter. The American system is broke, I’ll give him that, and needs to be fixed in order for the nation to grow; however, his answer was illogical and his portrayal to the public eye is providing a significantly negative image for the Republican Party.
It seems that the Democratic Party, although having multiple candidates, will have Hillary Clinton be their representative as the Democratic nominee. The Republicans, on the other hand, are up against the wall. With Trump raising his hand at the start of the debate, it made it clear to me what was at stake. Trump would run his independent campaign if he is not the Republican nominee (even though he is leading the polls as of last night). The votes would be split as the potentials in favor of the Republicans would vote for Trump instead. The Republicans would lose numbers for their side and would provide a clear pathway for the Democrats to win the Presidency again.
In the topic of Hillary Clinton, it appears that her name was being mentioned more times than actual answers to the questions being asked by Fox news. Marco Rubio made a pretty clear point as to how “this election cannot be a resume competition” because “[Hillary] Clinton will win.”
To me, he was the clear winner of the night, yet this comment can be seen from a negative standpoint. He indirectly stated that the only person qualified for the Presidency was Hillary–a Democrat–downgrading his standards and expertise as well as that of his fellow candidates. Marco Rubio is a “flip-flopper” like the rest of the candidates on either party line, and would climb up the political ladder but with time. In a few years or so he will be a major contender in the political spectrum. Just not yet.
What was gravely disappointing was the lack of social issue related questions at the GOP Debate, such as racism, gender, and police brutality. This is an important topic to discuss upon as the people are in search for answers while the system is not taking action. The basic and “traditional” questions on abortion and immigration had more air time then the main issues that need to be answered. The nation is more divided on those matters then on that of an improved police force to secure the rights of the people.
The standard answers were given to the standard questions being asked. But little to none were given to the questions that weren’t.
Stunning photos of places and cultures we appreciate the least
I spent about 3 days in Jodhpur on my super charged photo mission to shoot Rajasthan in two weeks all in effort to get to Hampi by the full moon. After a missed train and near body/mind breakdown I managed to get to Hampi the day after the full moon. I was exhausted and couldn’t be bothered heading out into the night to shoot. That’s another story for another blog post. In the meantime, please enjoy what was seen in the streets of Jodhpur with my eyes via my Canon mark lll.