US president and Democrat Barack Obama and his rival Republican Mitt Romney has met face-to-face in the first presidential debate centering the November elections. They will again participate in two such debates later. Election results of this era depends much on such debates, which is aired live on a national television. On Wednesday’s debate, critics and experts have concluded that Romney has won the day. Over the last two months, Romney was in the middle of negative reviews from all angles. Public opinion statistics also showed that he was lagging much behind his contestant. But, the was he cornered President Obama in the debate has given much relief to the Republicans. But these are not the main topic.
What has to be focused here that even at the near end of their year-long campaign for the election, there are no signs of vulgarism in their tones. They are making personal attacks against each other. Even if the slightest of hardline words surfaced, the public opposition and the media’s criticism muted it. Countries which want to practice real democracy have a lot to learn from the US presidential elections. What can we see here? We can see that even when Obama is still the president, he cannot even think of using his capacity to hold on to power. A move to use the administration, the election commission or law enforcement agencies for personal gains would be considered a joke for the Americans. The candidates are not using abusive words against each other. Their supporters are not clashing in the streets and elsewhere. A healthy verbal debate goes on, with is expected. The politicians are fighting with their power of logic, words and vocabulary. And every voter knows that the person who loses the election will not reject the results, but instead will accept sympathy from all and congratulate the winner.