We are at the height of the election season. Nearly everywhere I go I see character assassinations rather than an honest discussion of policy differences. TV is full of ads telling lies on one opponent or the other. Perhaps “lies” is too strong of a word–gross distortions of the other persons position might be better.
Looking around the blogs, I see more of the same. Some of the blogs are known for this type of behavior. One local blogger likes to distract with bright shiny objects that don’t matter a lick. If the perceived opponents can be vilified, he is having at it, regardless of the truth or relevance. Why would voters care how someone wore a hat, or what body type they were ? Those issues fall into the irrelevance category.
It is important to remember, in the words of Thomas Jefferson:
“Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle”
Come on locals, let’s clean it up. Candidates, if you are profiting from local folks trashing your opponent. Tell them to stop.
It’s really just that simple and you know who you are.