In my beloved state of Pennsylvania, we’ve got a primary coming up. Two candidates for governor from one party have spent the past month and untold dollars showing ads which tear each other to shreds. As a registered and snarky voter, I’m sick of it. I feel like the mother of two year old twins – I don’t care who started it. Both of you go to your rooms. They’re both calling each other liars, but neither one is saying anything positive about what he plans to do. One, IMHO is worse than the other (I’ve been able to locate somethings the other has done), but I’m tired of both of them. I can’t even watch the local news to find out what the weather will be without these ads coming on. I have also finally given up my much-prized Independent registration so I can have the privilege of voting against one of these candidates in a few weeks time.
Look tell me something positive you have done or plan on doing and give me reasons to think you might be able to pull it off, tell me where you stand and what you think, and I might be willing to vote for you. On the other hand, if both of you spend the next few weeks trying to convince the general public that your opponent is a lying, evil scumbag who would make Hitler look good and Gilligan look competent, don’t be surprised if the candidate from the other party wins.
Non-American Dopers, please tell me negative campaigning hasn’t caught on in your countries. If it’s the UK, I might even ask if you’d let me back. Need any database programmers?