Publicado el 08-01-2012
Voters Must be Prepared
Although there has been much talk about the importance of the next general election in November 6th, it could be said that not enough has been said taking into consideration the present circumstances and the characteristics of the presidential candidates.
And not enough has been said, because it could well happen that there might develop a tendency to minimize the importance of that election. It is necessary that it be granted due importance and that the voters are taught about the characteristics of the election and, above all, about the individuals involved, especially the two presidential candidates: Barack Obama for the Democratic Party and Mitt Romney for the Republican Party.
It is a good thing that the voters know the programmatic difference between each party and, especially, between both candidates. Based on that knowledge, with the proper explanations from those who know more about these issues, many people who are not political experts will be able to better analyze the details of the political moment and of what is best for their party and, of course, for the nation in general.
It is necessary that during this electoral period, before the election, many voters be interested in increasing their knowledge about the differences between the presidential candidates and about the differences in the programs of each party. There might be some who consider that they know enough. But most of the time this is not necessarily true.
Care must be had in analyzing, as far as this is possible, the content of the political ads that appear in the media, which are inevitable but that must be analyzed by those who read or hear those political ads. People must know how to differentiate between what can be included or said in those ads without hurting the political dignity of the country and even of the very party or candidate that is being defended.
Perhaps it could be said that not enough will be explained in these weeks or months until the elections in the sense of properly orienting the voters so that there be able to opine and vote with a sense of civic responsibility and with good knowledge about the characteristics of each party and each candidate.