In this year’s Presidential Elections, we are certain that each candidate that the Democrats and Republicans will nominate shall prove themselves to be most deserving person to lead the most powerful state in the world. Although the elections shall be held few months from now, each candidate tries to win sympathy of the voters through their speeches and platforms. Due to the shortcomings of the current administration, the successor in the presidency shall fill in the gaps left by the past administration. In the Democratic Party, the nominees are Sen.
Barack Obama and Former First Lady Sen. Hillary Clinton. Their fight to be the representative of the Democrats is very close. It is still uncertain on who will win the nominations. On the other hand, the Republican Party already has it nominee, Sen. John McCain. This is after his contender waived his white flag to give way to the senator. All contenders battle not only with their platforms but also their personalities. The voters are not only interested on what they plan to do but they are also interested with their characters.
It is then submitted that the winner in this election is the person who will project their character and platform better than the others. Given the chance whom to choose to be elected president, I would give my vote to Republican candidate Sen. John McCain. I believe that he has all the qualifications and experience necessary to deal with the shortcomings of the Bush administration. For many years, he has already been in public service which is essential in the discharge of his duties.
He is thus considered as equipped with the adequate knowledge in the field of politics. Sen. McCain’s platforms on certain issues, in my opinion, are also reasonable and acceptable than the other contenders. Issues on the war on Iraq, his plan on tax cut and economic policy, and his ideas on immigration policies are considered as bright schemes which are for the betterment of the whole country. With all his platforms and ideas for the country and his experience in public service, it is humbly submitted that Sen.
John McCain be elected as the President of the United States of America. On the issue on the policy in Iraq, the candidates have different opinions. Some believe that it would be better that the American forces be withdrawn in Iraq so as to give them a chance to fight their own battle. Since Iraq has been saved from the hands of its dictator-ruler, they should be left alone to start a new beginning and enjoy their liberation. However, McCain firmly believes that as of now, Iraq needs to be guided by peace-keeping forces.
In an article written by Dan Balz, he said that it is their “moral responsibility to nurture stability and political reconciliation in Iraq”. He also added that those who propose to retreat the forces in Iraq commits a reckless decision. Balz cited a speech about the Iraq issue which provides “it would be an unconscionable act of betrayal, a stain on our character as a great nation, if we were to walk away from the Iraqi people and consign them to the horrendous violence, ethnic cleansing, and possibly genocide that would follow a reckless, irresponsible, and premature withdrawal”.
McCain also added in a speech that “those who claim we should withdraw from Iraq in order to fight al-Qaeda more effectively elsewhere are making a dangerous mistake”. This means that the responsibility of the Americans to the Iraqi people is more than just liberating them from the destructive ruler but also to help them construct a new country with peace and order as a guiding point. The stand of Sen.
McCain in the Iraq issue is considered brave because this goes against the common notion of the people and the other presidential candidates. One reason why McCain has this position is due to the fact that it is an element to achieve world peace. He implies that America, being one of the most powerful nations, should be an instrument of peace. There is an atmosphere of responsibility with regard to the Iraqi nation to guide them in the search for a peaceful and serene society.