Which politicians play it clean?
I'm so sick of dirty political tactics, it makes me think "what politicians actually have a positive campaign?" It's a lot easier to list those who don't than those who do. Here are three that have really disappointed me:
1. Romney. Attack after attack, and still this guy is one of the most popular presidential prospects (I'm pretty sure I don't need to elaborate on this). Why do people support guys like this? He may be the dirtiest guy out there.
2. Hillary. Yes, Hillary. Her tactics are rather subtle, but the strategy is quite similar to the on Bush used in his two elections. The idea is repeat something enough until it sticks in peoples heads (similar to how the Bush campaign went after Gore with deceptive claims of Gore being dishonest -- and the mud eventually stuck). Hillary's repeated message is that Obama is inexperienced and not ready to run the country. Now, she is using bogus analogies to compare him to Bush: “He said he’d be a uniter, not a divider. He said he’d bring America together,” she said of Bush. “He didn’t need a lot of experience. He had this great intuition. He understood people. . . . Remember that?”
3. Edwards. I lost a lot of respect for him when he started throwing mud at Hillary, "right out of the Republican playbook" (to quote Hillary).
I really wish people would "tune out" when the politicians start throwing mud. No wonder why we have such a history of corruption in leadership: too many people listen to the mud slinging. Enough is enough!
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