Originally Posted by DAN_BRONCO_FAN
can any one find a presidential campaign thats ever 100% honest and level headed in modern history so you cant be dragging out the founding fathers presidential campaigns
I will take this as a serious question. Just a couple of thoughts. The answer, to me, is no, but we have seen some scraps of it in history, mostly as debates. The Lincoln Douglas Debates in history were extraordinary. The only other I know of is a fictional one. A debate in a "West Wing" episode was very clear in the presentation of the issues and the specifics of how each Philosophy would address them. That "debate" still rings in my ears as a very clear delineation of the current issues, even if the whole thing was staged. To be clear, there were points on both sides of the issue. A really good clarification of the issues would actually bring most people to a middle ground, In the days when there were Republican moderates, there could be some serious, honest, fair and clean debates and campoigns, Not so much nowadays.
I cannot think of a modern campaign that was honest. Even history books detail the mean, nasty and dishonest hooliganisms that were carried out throughout the campaigns in American history. Today it is more public because of the technology.
There is, I am told, a serious "underground" campaign being waged that is bad. The comparisons of people to hitler, stalin and to other personifications of evil is unmistakably racist and hateful. I guess that is one reason why I am sensitive to the mutterings of some of our resident dimwits; they do not seem to be conscious of how racist they are.....