The US presidential election is less than a week away and I can hardly believe it. Just months ago, it wasn’t even clear who the Republican or…

The US presidential election is less than a week away and I can hardly believe it. Just months ago, it wasn’t even clear who the Republican or Democratic nominees for president would be. The closing of the campaigns are either approaching fast or have already occurred, but there are still a lot of undecided voters who will probably be the ones to make the greatest impact on who will be the next president.   If you’re old enough to vote and have registered to vote but still can’t decide, reading what the candidates’ beliefs are as to the various issues in the campaign is a good place to start. However, just be warned that both of the candidates will always assert how their plan is better than that of the other candidate. It’s up for the voter to decide whether they agree with those beliefs and opinions.   What’s always been really annoying to me is when people attack you if you don’t agree with their positions on issues. Too many people from both major parties have tried doing that. Someone who supports Senator McCain isn’t necessarily a “racist”, nor is someone who supports Senator Obama necessarily a “terrorist”. While its realistic to assume that there will be some verbal abuse coming from both parties, let’s try not to follow that kind of attitude.   We should respect each other’s opinions and not resort to counterproductive name-calling, especially in an election as significant as this one.     -Allyson

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