When did the election campaigns turn into: “Vote for us, because the other guys suck!”? I mean really, I’ve been listening to ads on the radio (I don’t have cable) and all of them seem to centre around the fact that the other party sucks. I’d love to have a campaign where the parties actually advertise their own platform. “Vote for us because we stand for x and we’ll do y” Isn’t that what I’m supposed to be voting for?
I hate voting by process of elimination, I’ll vote for you because you haven’t really pissed me off yet… Is that how the Green party got all of its votes in the last federal election?