Your comments on the call for possible participation of independent candidates in the 2014 presidential election:
Even though the independent presidential candidates in the 2014 election are rich, they will not get enough support from the people.
In Indonesia, like in the US or Australia, politicians still rely on political parties to gain strong support from the people to be elected as a president or any other desired political position.
South Tangerang, Banten
It is indeed high time to think of independent candidates for president to lead the country who adheres to Pancasila and Bhineka Tunggal Eka and knows how not to smoke cigarettes.
He/she should be totally independent or be able to free him/herself from his/her political party.
He/she must be educated in the sense that he/she knows what is good for the people; especially the poorest of the poor.
Please help me explore further; my limited view goes to among others: Anies Baswedan, Dahlan Iskan, Dino Patti Djalal, Fadel Muhammad, Gita Wirjawan, Jusuf Kalla, Sri Mulyani and many other promising candidates.
Let us keep in mind that the strength and solidity of our large archipelago is in the unity of its diversity, which equally requires strong and capable leadership.
Anything that can lead to incidents, such as the infamous Bogor Church affair, should not be allowed to happen again; it is not only too embarrassing internationally, it also jeopardizes our unity.
Let us continue to observe the development of our possible future presidential candidates.
Let us vote for the right one this time and let’s hope it won’t be too late to save the unity of our nation, our vast archipelago through Pancasila and Bhineka Tunggal Eka, “From Sabang in Sumatra to Merauke” in Papua.
I strongly agree with the independent candidates’ involvement in the election.
What matters, after all, is not which party you come from, but rather what qualifications each candidate has.
History tells us that Indonesia has never been any better led by
Moreover, all political party officials have been involved in the so-called extraordinary crime of corruption.
So let’s give change a chance to see a better Indonesia.