|This weeks poll question comes from a reader who asks, "Why cant Puerto Rican politicians objectively discuss the pros and cons of the political status options for Puerto Rico?"
The question, to observers of the Puerto Rico political scene, needs no amplification. In our view, the reader is not asking for speeches, conferences, and commissions. Political posturing and silly gestures do not impress him. He is asking for rationality and objectivity in the political status discourse and he wants politicians to avoid scare tactics and vitriol in their pursuit of a partisan agenda. In truth, we have trouble framing a question around what is so obviously in the interests of Puerto Rico or, for that matter, any population.
Therefore, with appreciation to our reader that has taken the time and displayed the interest to ask it, we ask you to answer for him the question:
Should the status debate avoid partisan strategies and bring rational understanding to the possibilities for Puerto Ricos political future?