Mark Alderman and Jim Schultz Debate Presidential Politics on NBC10 News

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Mark Alderman, chairman of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, and Jim Schultz, chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Government Law and Regulatory Affairs practice group, evaluate the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential nominees on NBC10 news. When asked about the surprising amount of turmoil within the Democratic Party, Mark says, “This is déjà vu all over again. In 2008, Senator Clinton beat Senator Obama by eight points in California and then withdrew and endorsed. That’s what needs to happen next here too. Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders need to sit down and figure this out just like Senator Clinton and Senator Obama did eight years ago. I have no doubt that this party will be united by one overwhelming issue: the need to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.” Meanwhile, Jim was asked about the ongoing debate surrounding the Republican Party’s nominee, Donald Trump. Jim says, “This is politics and politics at very high stakes. You’re going to see increased scrutiny on every word from both candidates and it’ll be twisted by both sides against one another. It’s very important for Donald Trump to be disciplined in his commentary, but whether this particular comment impacts him or not … I think you have to look at what people are thinking as they sit around their kitchen table. They care about jobs and they care about getting back to work. Donald Trump’s message is that he’s an outsider and he’s going to do away with the failed Obama/Clinton policies and bring jobs back to the United States. I think that’s what people are going to care about going forward and that’s how they’re going to vote come November.”

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