As it gets closer to midterm elections here in the U.S. we will see more and more political ads. As always, we are inundated with political ads. From the left, right, middle and somewhere in between all of those. However, how can anyone know what the candidate wants us to know when all that is shown is “dirty” ads. We get a lot of dirty ads too.
The idea of a “dirty” campaign has always troubled me. When I say dirty, I mean, how the candidates will just talk bad stuff about the person they are running against. I understand you want to show the incompetency of the one you are running against. However, in the mean time, I don’t see where a candidate is going to help me or others. All they do is concentrate on the skeletons in the closet of the opponent.
I know this isn’t anything new. This has happened probably since the beginning. Don’t take my word for it. I am just assuming. However, since I have paid attention to politics. That has been at least 15 years. All I know is what the other guy/woman has done wrong. They never go in depth with what they will do to change this situation. It’s all about what the other guy has been doing wrong. I do believe that something needs to change when it comes to political campaigns.
If all you can do is talk bad about what the other guy/woman has done wrong. It comes across that you have nothing to stand on. What are you trying to tell me? So what if your opponent didn’t pay his/her taxes for a that year. I don’t care if he/she didn’t vote the way you liked them to vote. Also, when you see the sources of where they get the headlines or quotes. Many times it was taken out of context. Unfortunately, many people don’t bother to look at the whole article that the quote came from. Like I said there needs to be a change. I believe that there needs to be new rules and laws on how campaigns are done.
While there are rules about air time, pay, equal amounts of time on both radio and television. There needs to be something about content. There needs to be rules about the content of the ads. It doesn’t matter what political party you lean on. You have to admit there is something wrong with the content.
The content while I’m not saying should be playing nice nice. How about not talk about the opponent at all. How about those that are running talk about what they are running on. Not what the opponent is or isn’t running on. It has always seemed to bite us in the butt when it comes to that.
There are many that have run just “dirty” ads. It’s getting others to not vote for the opponent but for them and vise versa. When that one gets elected because of the ads they run. After a while it feels like they aren’t doing a good job. That’s only because we didn’t know what that candidate was going to do. All we knew was how bad the other guy could easily screw up.
It’s time for a change. It’s time for a change in the content that is in campaign ads. There needs to be a way where instead of what the other guy is going to do. We need to know what you will be doing. Unless that candidate is scared. Scared to show what he/she is really running on if anything. Maybe it wouldn’t be so bad watching the ads on tv or hearing the ads on the radio.
Instead of concentrating on them concentrate on yourself. The rest of us are bright enough to understand. Unless you have something to hide from us.