Американские выборы во время кризиса

КЕМБРИДЖ. Четвертого ноября американцы будут избирать своего 44-го президента во время наихудшего финансового беспорядка, который был известен в стране с наступления Великой депрессии в 1929 году. Оба кандидата являются сенаторами Соединенных Штатов с небольшим опытом работы в структурах исполнительной власти, поэтому их способность справиться с кризисом стала основным предметом спора во время выборов.

В начале кампании многие наблюдатели предсказывали, что Ирак будет основным предметом обсуждения в 2008 году. Вместо этого им стал финансовый кризис. В принципе, это должно помочь Бараку Обаме и демократам, потому что социологические исследования показывают, что они сильнее по экономическим вопросам, в то время как республиканцы и Джон Маккейн опережают в вопросах безопасности. После съезда республиканцев опросы показывали, что Маккейн лидировал в начале сентября, но после финансового краха опережает Обама.

Хотя оба кандидата осторожно восприняли финансовое вливание в 700 миллиардов долларов США в финансовый сектор, существует острое противостояние между двумя кандидатами. Обама является не только первым афроамериканским претендентов одной из ведущих партий, но и самым молодым кандидатом в истории Америки. У Маккейна есть опыт морского летчика и более двух десятилетий работы в Сенате. Если его изберут, он будет самым старшим избранным президентом.

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