Early on in the election cycle, the candidates may focus on what they plan to do or what they have accomplished. Quickly thereafter, the candidates and incumbents alike end up in the gutter trashing each other with out and out lies. If we are lucky, we may get a half truth on occasion. The entire process sickens me.
Talk about campaign finance reform, I have some suggestions. Instead of spending ridiculous amounts of money on campaign advertising, severely limit such spending especially if the ads are negative in nature. With the amount of legitimate hunger and homelessness in today's world, the need for greater interest in the pursuit of studies in science technology, engineering and math among our youth and the need to cure devastating diseases, wouldn't the $4 Billion be much better spend elsewhere than on paid political announcements? Of course, it would, but as long as those seeking and holding office benefit from such advertisements, change will never happen.