The Presidential Spoilers — Market Mad House

The presidential spoilers are the most interesting of political candidates because they do not seek to win. Instead, a spoiler seeks to thwart another candidate’s; usually an incumbent president’s, election or re-election.

Spoilers usually come from inside a candidate’s party and they often have an ideological ax to grind with the party establishment. A spoiler, for example, often accuses the standard bearer of betraying the party’s principles.

However, jealousy, ambition, and frustration often motivate spoilers. We need to…

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Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings

Daniel G. Jennings is a writer who lives and works in Colorado. He is a lifelong history buff who is fascinated by stocks, politics, and cryptocurrency.

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