BENGALURU: With every passing day, the gap between both the candidates in the US Presidential election has narrowed. However, the US expatriates in Bengaluru are still rooting for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
Frances Rao, who originally hails from the United States but settled in Bengaluru after marriage, says,
“The entire election this time is quite bizarre. And with all the controversies surrounding Hillary coming to the limelight right before the election, it is even more intriguing. I surely do not want to see Trump as winner.”
She further added,“This election has in fact been the most entertaining one so far that we have witnessed. And everybody had something to say about it.”
“We are planning to be at Hard Rock Cafe on November 8 to witness the election with our friends, family and root for our favourite candidate.”
On the other hand, Sherry Walter, president of Overseas Women Club of Bengaluru, is quite worried about the future of America particularly if Trump somehow makes the cut.
She says, “It is scary to think what could happen if Trump wins. Although I am not overly thrilled with both the candidates,the fact that Trump was allowed to contest by his party was absurd.”
She added, “Trump has absolutely no experience and he has never answered any question properly. He does not have any concise plan for anything. He does not really understand what this job requires from a person.”
She further added, “He is just fascinated with the idea of being President of USA.”
Many who had lived their lives or pursued their studies in the US have been watching and analysing the US elections closely.
Kumar said, “The rise of Donald Trump may be a reaction to a larger American malaise; but all polls reveal he is doomed to lose on November 8. The catastrophe for the Republican Party would not be the predicted executive branch defeat but an internal combustion of the entire Republican vote share in down-ticket races, giving the Legislature (Senate & House of Representatives) to the Democrats as well.”
He added, “But keep in mind: in the current, two-party set-up, a Republican loss would mean a Democratic victory.”
He further added, “Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton with a brutal record of wars abroad, questionable Wall Street connections, flip-flop domestic policies, large-scale corruption with the Clinton Foundation and a devastating WikiLeaks scandal is only a marginally better option to occupy the Oval Office and ‘make America great again’ but that is the subject for another article,” Chetan concludes.