In case you haven’t been paying attention to who is running for president besides our very own headline grabbing Donald Trump, here is the list of Declared Democrat and Republican candidates. The Declared Democratic candidates are Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders and Jim Webb. The Declared Republican candidates are Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump and Scott Walker.

Donald Trump is an American real estate magnate, television personality and author who has written over fifteen bestsellers including his first book, The Art of the Deal, which is considered a business classic and one of the most successful business books of all time.

For years he has been known for being highly vocal, sometimes making outrageous statements. He frequently uses his social media platform to advocate for Conservative causes, Veteran Affairs, Republican candidates and to educate the public on the failures of the Obama administration. While he has publicly talked of wanting to run for president, this year he has made that official.

It’s hard to say what Trump is best known for since he has dabbled in many things including reality TV but it’s clear that he has become a popular candidate. He has been leading in popularity polls since the start of his campaign.

The first Republican debates of the 2016 presidential cycle, hosted by Fox News Thursday allowed Americans to watch as 10 nominees debated over various issues. While many important topics such as immigration and the NSA’s government surveillance program, the most talked about was Trump’s comments to co-moderator Megyn Kelly when she asked if his comments toward women showed the temperament of someone who should be in the white house.

Trump also addressed that he doesn’t have time for “total political correctness” and that may be why he is leading in popularity. Many might be asking themselves how this could happen but it was best said by another relatively unknown candidate Carly Fiorina. Fiorina said. “I think Trump’s tapped into an anger that people feel. They’re sick of politics as usual. You know, whatever your issue, your cause, the festering problem you hoped would be resolved, the political class has failed you. That’s just a fact, and that’s what Donald Trump taps into.”

She may have hit the nail on the head, while some see his behavior as outlandish-he has made the 2016 Presidential bid exciting to watch for many people. Another point Fiorina made is also worth mentioning, Fiorina continued with “Since he has changed his mind on amnesty, on health care and on abortion, I would just ask, what are the principles by which he will govern?”

No matter which candidate or party you support, Trump’s campaign seems to have a lot more people paying attention. The success of his presidential campaign remains to be seen because his leading in popularity will mean nothing if those supporters don’t make it to the voting booth. As with all the candidates, whether they make it into office or not depends solely on how many of their supporters follow through with voting on November 8, 2016.

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