ETHICS IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS
It is the year of presidential elections. One thing we are assured of is shower of promises on the miracles that are gong to happen once they take office. Every election comes with its own promises while in some election there are promises which is carried over and over but has never been fulfilled. For many of use, election year is a year of promises. Our life is given hope for a better future and we go to the ballot box hopeful of a better tomorrow. However our hopes have been shatter not once and we expect it to be shattered in the coming elections. Are there any ethical considerations from the presidential candidates? While we are left at the mercy of powerful parties which in most cases are likely to determine who takes the office, we should be given a chance to give our suggestions on what we want them to fulfill. But in most cases, party manifestos are made behind closed doors by powerful campaign architect and party officials and they only come out of their offices with information to spoon-feed us on what we should expect. It is the presidential candidates who presidential what they are going to tell us with an aim of attracting the highest number of voters to their side. Rarely do we get a chance to determine what these candidates should tell us. However the ethical question remains, should candidates be allowed to say what they think we want to hear in order to for them to get elected?