Oct 27, 2010

He/She

I know I'm in the minority on this, but I love political commercials. I know most complain about campaigns and feel they've become too dirty, but really those people know little of our nation's history when it comes to running for office.

John Adams and Thomas Jefferson's friendship is well known, but what isn't is how brutal they were to each other when they both ran for President. Each call each other hermaphrodites on numerous occasions and never held back in their mud slinging.

Theodore Roosevelt also had a similar ugly campaign with his best friend William Taft. Granted Taft was a horrible President, quite possibly one of the worst ever, but these former friends were so harsh that William once broke down and cried in front of the press at how he missed his former comrade as a result of their political ambitions.

Nowadays politics is more congenial as the public will allow only so much, but that doesn't keep people from complaining about how dirty it's all become. It's like they feel politicians of yesteryear always acted like gentlemen and spoke in prose that was polite and sensible. I wish that were true, but most of us would like to romanticize our past. I like dirty campaigning. Yes you read that right. If someone running for office stoops to a real low as blasting someone personally well I know best how to cast my vote. Plus I think it's fair to attack an opponent's record if it doesn't correspond with one's political ideology.

Yes I do find some of the ads comedy gold. If any of you have been following Christine O'Donnel's commercials you know what I'm talking about.

"And I'm asking for your support because I want to defend America, as I've said before, from becoming a socialist nation." - Christine O'Donnell


2 comments:

Kelli said...

"I'm not a witch". Huh? Maybe I should turn on my t.v. every once in a while.

Miss Ash said...

I keep seeing funny cards on someecards regarding Ms. O'Donnell.....