Where does political dysfunction begin? In the campaign. At least this time around.
Candidates play a fantastic game of bait and switch and will do every thing in their power to succeed. It is said they have no say over what the PACs do on their behalf but I seriously doubt it's true. If it is true then they are doing the candidates they support no favor.
Yeah, I know, negative advertising works. That doesn't make we voters look good does it? But them, like our politicians, we believe what we want to believe no matter how far from truth the issue may be.
Even Sanders and Clinton are getting nasty. Bernie has such a treasure trove of baggage claims on Hillary he could win the battle nasties on the Democrats side.
Then there are the Republicans. Can any one honestly say they've heard more than generalities from any of them? Perhaps they have their policies laid out on their web pages. If that be so then do away with the debates. We who vote can read. At least enough to negotiate a ballot. More than that is any one's guess.
If there are those who have trouble with the written word and listen to the debates to become informed, they are getting cheated by both the media and the and the cat fights which the debates have become.
As my husband said while listening to the "news" the other evening and upon finding out we were out of gin, "It's going to be a very long year."
He's right when it comes to our quest for knowledge. Let's see. What I remember so far is that Sanders is a socialist, Hillary is a felon, everyone hates Cruz, Rubio is a robot, Carson has all but disappeared, Kasich is who he is since having found the Lord, and Trump uses foul language, is against eminent domain and is not a conservative. Duh. Oh, yes, he has a very attractive wife and family.
And I'm supposed to choose a candidate from this? C'mon boys and girls. Grow up before I join the rotten tomato brigade!