Sunday, April 20, 2008

Let's Get Negative, But Stay Real

I'm a little disgusted with the Democratic party, after reading this article from CNN. Apparently the Dems are attacking each other for being too negative, which would be fine and dandy - a valid criticism - if said negativity were limited to the slinging of irrelevant mud. But this really, really bothers me: Clinton, complaining about one of Obama's "negative" ads, said,

I just heard that my opponent has put out an ad attacking my health care plan...

Wait a minute, isn't that what they're supposed to be attacking, criticizing, and debating? How can we, the voters, possibly make an educated choice about a candidate if an attack on one of the most relevant issues of this election is viewed as taboo "negative campaigning?"