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This 2012 Bashing of Every Candidate Diminishes America!

Updated on January 10, 2012

Can't we focus on what we like about our candidates?

Think positives, it makes a difference.
Think positives, it makes a difference. | Source

What kind of changes do we really want?

By the time we are all done bashing the candidates, will it be any wonder if the first post-election polls show low ratings for the 2012 candidate we finally elect?

Let's start talking about what we LIKE about candidates, and then choose the best one!

No wonder so few Americans actually go to the polls and vote after the bashing and smashing is all over! An Aunt once told me the same thing your relatives have told you: "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."

Is it somehow elevating "the wrong guy" if you say something nice about Governor Romney, President Obama, Senator Santorum, Governor Huntsman, Speaker Gingrich, Governor Perry, Congressman Ron Paul, or all of them?t

Philandering, adultery, lying, cheating, and all the other sins will come to the surface as we are seeing; but bashing for the sake of bashing is beneath the dignity the Office of the President of the United States of America deserves.

I want to say why I like Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman: contrary to all the bashing, they are just human beings as you and I are. They are both honest, chaste, and devoted to their families. I admire them for their faithfulness to their religious beliefs, their hard work,and their faithfulness to their heritage as Americans including the rights of all men and women to practice their own religious beliefs. I believe that is why many other Americans will cast their votes for them.

We could do (and have done) worse.

Eligible voters who don’t exercise their right to vote in 2012 are missing out on the best chance they have to participate in making this important national decision.

The challenge today is to express why you will vote FOR a particular candidate. That tells us more than telling us why you will not vote for the other candidates. It also shows respect for the highest office in our elected government.

A straw poll as of the time you vote here:

As of right now, which Republican candidate would you prefer to vote for?

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      Linda Bilyeu 6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I agree, the bashing is immature and embarassing to the USA. I don't think our opinions are going to stop it though, it's the american way. I was going to vote in your poll, but I didn't see the option for "none of the above." :)

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      mio cid 6 years ago from Uruguay

      I love politics.Contrary to the popular trend today I think politicians are for the most part a plus and not a minus,those who I agree with and those who i oppose,Usually the demise of the body politics does not go in favor of the many but of the few.

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      Jeff Hileman 6 years ago

      You should do a little research on the MIAC report.

      If your a Ron Paul supporter, You might be a Terrorists.

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      Kathryne Waller 6 years ago from Knoxville, TN USA

      I whole-heartedly agree with you on this one: every American who can vote should! It is not only a right, it is a privilege. I'm glad to read a political piece that is actually positive and encouraging for once; great write, Perspycacious!

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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Looks like a good position for patronage candidates! Why is it I don't think of wikipedia more often! I often do for links on Hubs. Great source for information. Thanks for the clip.

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      Jeff Hileman 6 years ago

      From wikipedia: Basically its United States version of the Propaganda office.

      The Advertising Council was conceived in 1941, and shortly after, in February 1942, it was incorporated as The War Advertising Council for the purpose of mobilizing the advertising industry in support of the war effort. Early campaigns encouraged the purchase of war bonds and conservation of war materials.[2]

      After the conclusion of the Second World War the War Advertising Council changed its name to the Advertising Council and shifted its focus to peacetime campaigns. In 1945, the Ad Council began working with the National Safety Council.[2]

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      Demas W Jasper 6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Thanks, and while we are on this related topic, who is The Advertising Council we so frequently hear referenced on the radio?

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      Jeff Hileman 6 years ago

      The bashing is just mass manipulation techniques. The parties will be all under the same controls, no matter who wins. The controllers are about 4000 people. In Fact there is a attempt to sue these 4000 people. Its the very thing Eisenhower and Kennedy tried to warn us about. Also president Washington was warned about it too.

      Please do your research, Wake from your slumbers. Our children's futures depend upon it.

      Quote: Rockefeller; "Do you think women's lib was a good idea"?

      Russo "yes"! Rockefeller adds " It was because, we could only Tax half of the people"!

      Well written though. that's my humble Level 1 commenter's opinion :)

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      picklesandrufus 6 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Like you, I am so tired of all the bashing. Politics has become an absolute abomination. I will vote, but will not listen to the negativity.

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      marellen 6 years ago

      Hasn't this been the forum for campaigning? It must work because I haven't seen a change in this policy for years.