Time takes a look at how each candidate might lead America over the next presidential term in the current climate of war and economic crisis.

“The public today is anxious, skeptical and dissatisfied. Record numbers say the country is on the wrong track. In this climate, the new President’s honeymoon may be as fragile as a 3 a.m. Las Vegas wedding.

“This is the real world the next President is about to enter. How he might respond to the winds of reality — and what tools he’ll have available to weather the storm — differs greatly from one man to the other.”

Read the full analysis here.

Peter Fray

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