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20 "Political Campaigns"

Updated on April 12, 2012

Don't bother.

 If you are voting just to be able to say you voted, don't bother. If you don't learn about who or what you are voting for you could actually be doing more damage than good.


Political Campaigns

There is something that I would really like to see just one time in my life.

I would like to see at least one politician campaign without spending campaign money on trying to make the opponent look bad. That’s just a waste of money. We already know that almost all politicians have shady pasts. That’s how most of them get where they are in the first place, by pulling the wool over people’s eyes.

I would really like to see them spending the money on the objectives or the objectives of the proposals being presented and explained. Instead of trying to outdo each other as to who can sling the most mud or who did what that was so bad.

I feel that we would have better elections if the people had a better idea of what or who they are voting for instead of against. The people should know that they are voting for certain proposals and what those proposals really mean or certain candidates and what they propose to do once they are in office, instead of that they are voting against something or someone because of what they did in the past. Take more time to let the people know the candidate or proposal.

The whole problem is, I don’t think politicians know how to campaign without the mud.


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      Ghost32 7 years ago

      I'VE SEEN IT! Actually, SEVERAL people in Arizona ran on the issues and the issues alone in 2010. Mary Ellen Dunlap, who unseated the incumbent to become our Clerk of the Superior Court in Cochise County. Ruth McClung, who nearly unseated my least favorite legislator, i.e. Raul Grijalva of CD7. Janet Contreras, who lost heavily to incumbent Ed Pastor in CD4. Brian Miller, the best candidate we had in CD8 but who didn't make it through the primary. And Jim Deakin, who also didn't make it through the Senate primary against John McCain.

      True, most of them WERE newcomers to the political process....

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      Judy 7 years ago

      This is something I have always wanted to see too. I hope I live long enough to see it too. An the fact that when they are elected they are just in there to still sling mud and to have mud slung at them. They don't really do anything important. They hire all the crooked people to do the work. Then the mud gets deeper.

      Good Job gregas

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      Greg Schweizer 7 years ago from Corona, California.

      RB, thank you for the comment. I agree with the fact the ignorance part. I'm afraid that most of them don't know enough about the issues o explain them. But wouldn't that be amazing if just one person would campaign on the issues? They would probably win. Greg

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      rboehm 7 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

      I think a lot of us feel the same. However, I don't think politicians know what the issues really are, and that's why they sling so much mud. The mud covers up their ignorance. Nice hub gregas!