Now that potential presidential candidates from both the Democratic and Republican parties have been seen and heard in debates, time will come when voters across America and beyond will make a choice for the candidate they believe is best suited to lead the nation in the November 2008 presidential election.

There are three thoughts I believe especially necessary in evaluating the candidates’ suitability for election as president. Two are quotes from the Bible.

They are, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” The other: “Let us beat swords into plow shares.”

A third consideration of a sometimes use in the area of politics is, “A dark horse candidate.” While it is still early in designating potential candidates, neither race, religion nor gender should be the main factor taken into account in determining who should be our nation’s best choice for president of the United States. The president elected in 2008 will require foresight to make up for faulty decisions made by some of our nation’s past leaders and have the vision to handle problems yet unseen.

In the Nuclear Age, the future of all of us and the rest of the world will depend on each of us making the right choice for president in the next election.
William Becic
Oak Park

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