Friday, August 7, 2015


In politics, it is widely believed that "attack ads" are the most effective way to win elections, rather than conducting a respectful exchange of ideas.

But what attack ads reveal is a lack of decency, a shortcoming in character. 

Then once in office, to accomplish anything, this person must work with those hurt by the attack ads, and overcome the resentment of their supporters, something seldom attained.

But worst of all is the impression made on the voters, many of whom are repulsed by what they have witnessed and mistrusting of those who supposedly serve them.


If need be it is better to lose with decency and respect for all, than to win by hurting others and damaging the credibility of the political system.

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