It’s almost time for the Mid-term elections and TheLongTalk is getting pretty sick of mud slinging. All the political commercials and flyers at present are negative… not some of them, but all of them.
Last week TheLongTalk received a glossy piece of political puke that went on for four pages about the incompetence of some Senatorial candidate and at the end of it all didn’t even mention the name of the apparently useless politicians opponent.
What good does it do to simple dump on a candidate without at least advancing your own cause in the process?
– If your opponent is a convicted criminal make sure to mention that… but also mention that you are not a convict.
– If your opponent has made deals with his friends at tax payer expense mention that… but tell us who you are and that you’ve never done anything similar.
– If your opponent has no suggestions for making your district better and no plan for governing tell us… but then tell us what your plan is!
Unfortunately TheLongTalk suspects that the main reason many politicians seem to be unable to do anything other than sling mud is because they don’t have anything but mud. They don’t have a plan, they don’t have any ideas, they don’t have anything… but neither does that other guy.
Makes you want to run right out and vote,