Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Tone of the Election

The thing I like the very least about this year’s Presidential election, is the way the major candidates have campaigned; largely on the claim that the other guy is not only worse, but a catastrophe waiting to happen. I certainly agree that there are strong differences between Mr. Obama and Mr. McCain, but the “Bush’s Third Term” and “Carter’s Second Term” snipes are far below the level I would expect of men who want our trust in their leadership.

It really comes down to who can make a reasonable claim for their ability to lead the nation, and who can point to a track record that shows accomplishment. I am dismayed a little to see both major parties relying so heavily on negative tactics, especially this early.

3 comments:

Eric said...

Yeah, what happened to the "politics of hope?" Obama is so reflexive as describing McCain as "Bush's third term" it's already become parody.

denise said...

Actually I thought the McCain comeback was a perfect response to Obama's continuous screed trying to link Bush to McCain. The thing I find about the Dems is their repeating the same line over and over until they think it has become accepted as fact. Culture of corruption Nancy Pelosi repeat, repeat, repeat...

Anonymous said...

DJ,

You have called Obama a "liar and a fraud."

How do you have the audacity to condemn negative campaigning if you do the same thing?