Can American political campaigns be any more shameful and disgusting than they have become in the past few years?
Many current candidates and their campaigns are an embarrassment. Based on the amount of mudslinging, there must be a lot of pig farmers running for office.
When did the focus of campaigns become about how evil and destructive the other guy is instead of how good a candidate is? Instead of laying out a logical plan for improvement, we get fear-mongering and hollow words.
What they're saying is, “Here you go, you fools. Chew on this. You're stupid and we know it.” They toy with us, counting on the votes of the easily fooled, the frightened and the uninformed. Since many don't have exemplary records on which to run, they try to anger or scare people, especially the elderly. They count on voters being emotional, not logical; fearful and angry, not rational.
It's disturbing to think how many people are going to vote for a candidate because he or she has succeeded in frightening them or convincing them to hate the other guy.
It's time for voters to take a deep breath, clear the mud and vote for the country instead of the party. Let's be smarter than the politicians.