Upon perusing the primary campaigns of the local politicians here in Wisconsin one thing really stood out to me. While I know this exists in any locale’s politics, I just became frustrated while asking one important question:
Do you really have nothing to offer your potential constituents so you are reduced to trumping up the negative about your opponent?
To me it is a no-brainer when someone cannot give me any positions on how they are going to improve my community, it means they have no ideas and will probably use their position to get money for their friends. I know Americans eat up negative ads since we have an insatiable appetite for gossip, but let us think critically here; if there is the need to attack an opponent then it speaks more of the lack of integrity of the one being negative than the person they are attacking.
It reminds me of a classmate I have who does not hesitate to call someone out behind their back, constantly focuses on the negative, and has nothing positive to say ever. She is in school to be a nurse and not only is she lazy, she thinks she is better than the rest of us. She won’t make a good nurse purely due to the fact she is a negative person. When someone who wants to represent me in my government and acts like her, stoops to her high school like caddy level, they will definitely not get my vote.
Tell me how you will work to improve infrastructure, how you will improve education and social programs. If you resort to mud-slinging you have nothing to offer and your lack of viable options prove it. Bullies and gross behavior that does not belong in the political structure just make me sick. It is time we take our country back, from the crooks, liars, and thieves.
Convince me you will work for me instead of trying to convince me someone else is a horrible person. You just make yourself look pathetic!