The current electoral campaign in the United States is about to enter its final stages. There are only five months ahead for the U.S. people to go to the polls and vote for the next president of the superpower.
Only two runners continue in the election race: Republic candidate Mitt Romney and the current President, Democrat Barack Obama.
On May 30, the presidential hopeful Romney won the Republican primaries in Texas, finally giving him the 1,144 delegates he needs for his party's presidential nomination; thanks to the “generous” and substantial contributions of the conservatives.
His mercenary rhetoric probably captivated the most reactionary voters, who also find pleasure in a discourse that is triumphalist and full of lies as well.
Romney rated as "serious danger" for the United States and the world what the Presidents of Cuba, Raúl Castro, and Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, are doing.
President Obama himself has been a victim of his verbal attacks. In the message for the independence day of Cuba, the Republican slammed the easing of Washington’s pressure on the island, and affirmed that if he becomes president, "that regime will feel the full weight of the U.S.
The opportunistic mention to Cuba was included by force in the debate, and has nothing to do with his interests, aspirations or even less with his people. But it has been demonstrated it is a priority to win votes.
The Cuba issue has been a recurrent topic in U.S. presidential races. Hopefuls Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, who were left out of the race, also included the “inevitable” reference to Cuba in their speeches. They talked about putting an end to the Cuban Revolution and even to Fidel and
Only congressman Ron Paul, who also joined the election race in the beginning of the campaign, differed from his rivals as to their strategies. Ha said the time had come for the United States to give up the isolation policy toward Cuba, and open the dialogue with Havana.
This will be the most costly election race ever in the United States, and appears to be the hardest fought. The distinctive feature is that for the first time the candidates from the two parties rejected federal funding for their campaigns.
Indeed, the so called Super Political Action Committees, which contribute millions of dollars, benefit both sides and are chiefly used for advertising.
Until April, Obama had raised almost 450 million dollars, and is said to have more than 150 million dollars in the bank. For his part, Romney had more than 400 million dollars as of April too, with another 80 million.
They both hope to round that amount off to 800 million. In addition, there are about 100 million dollars for the expenses of the Super Committees and the respective conventions.
It is worth saying that the current political dilemma in Europe, worsened by the world economic crisis, also threatens the U.S. presidency. The U.S. reality marked by less economic growth and greater impoverishment of 99 percent of U.S. citizens aggravate the current, controversial electoral
panorama in that coutnry.
Obama, in his capacity as the current president, has historic advantage. The organizers of his campaign are confident that it will allow him retain power, but they know he will need a strong move among young and Hispanic voters.