Publicado el 09-17-2012
Just a Few Days are Left
to Decide for Whom
to Vote on November 6
In a way, although there are still many days left before the election of November 6, 2012, fifty, to be precise, it could also be said that only a short time is left for that day when the nation has a political duty with its republican institutions. Actually, it is more important to say that there is little time left if one takes into consideration the advisability to analyze the political platforms in this election and the characteristics of the candidates running for the presidency, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
In the electoral debate that implies the position of each party, great care must be exercised in the sense of verifying the information or the accusations, trying to avoid the emotional or passionate effect of certain reports or of certain accusations. And this is necessary to define the fields within what human things allow in matters of objectiveness. Everyone knows that those who are passionate on either side very seldom will be able to be more or less objective. But there could be many people vehemently interested in making a sensible decision about what is best for the country, particularly in these difficult and risky times, including the transcendent issue of its present and future security, a security that includes the security of the world, because of the harsh reality of the confrontation between the Islamic and the Western culture that we see nowadays.
Among the topics that should be considered is the one about electoral abstention. Even though in presidential elections more people go out to vote, there is always a high percentage of abstentions that is detrimental for democracy and that implies an indifference on the part of the voters that has no civic justification. The argument that is often heard about the candidates not being very satisfactory should not have any weight in the light of logic and practice. With a possible rare exception, there will always be one that is better or less bad than the other. And, certainly, one of the two will get to the White House. And in this case, anyone who is not specifically committed to one of the candidates has the patriotic option of choosing the one whom he considers will be best for the country.
No one should wait until the last weeks or the last few days to wake up – so to speak – with respect to doing political research in terms of the election.