Publicado el 09-04-2012
Obama and the Democratic
Beginning this Tuesday, September 4th, 2012, the American people are closely following, with or without concern, but with great interest, the proceedings of the National Convention of the Democratic Party that is taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina. Naturally, everyone knows that the ideological issues of the Democrats, from a programmatic aspect, are not the same as those of the Republicans, who had their General Convention in Tampa last week.
By now, people will be noticing the ideological presentations of the Democratic Party, the discrepancies from the other party, and the doctrinal confirmations of those who share the viewpoints of that Democratic Party which, evidently, has to represent the political criterion and, in a way, the characteristics of President Barack Obama who is ending his first term in office.
President Obama’s characteristics, logically, are influenced by those who have had and continue to have influence in his religious life and in his private life with public touches. Those who want to know how great that influence is can easily observe – rather than investigate – what President Obama really opines and feels.
Ideological discrepancies within the Democratic Party should be expressed candidly and, also, with the purpose of letting President Obama know how the members of his party feel and what are their ideological goals. Some people think that there are no discrepancies within the parties, whether the Republican or the Democratic. Actually, this is not the case. There can be reasons based on prudence to avoid an open confrontation, but this does not mean that every member of the party agrees on an issue, no matter how insignificant it might be.
Naturally, at the time of every convention, the supreme interests of the party prevail. However, although in low-key those discrepancies remain as important and they, in one way or another, will orient President Obama.
The live forces of the nation and the general public must closely follow the proceedings of the National Democratic Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. And the one who must follow them most closely is President Obama, who must analyze them in detail, certainly together with the First Lady, a woman with a significant academic and political education.