Thursday, October 20, 2011
Does anyone win with personal attacks like this? The two of them are like schoolyard bullies, talking loudly and throwing verbal punches. One could argue that such taunting and reactions show voters what the two presidential candidates are like, so they have value. On the other hand, what voters see is not pleasing. The two of them are losing reputation by engaging in such lowbrow rhetorical tactics. It would be good if one or the other decided to rise above the name-calling in order to put the other down. Meanwhile, we have political theater, and one is left wondering what happened to the Republican party.