Who's Left to Run for Office?

Real Estate Agent with Lake and Lodge Realty LLC

I often find myself wondering once we've weeded out the bad, Who's Left to Run for Office? Seems every channel on tv or page of the paper has the latest great smear on pretty much any candidate to run for office. Doesn't matter if it has any truth in it at all just go ahead and sling your mud cause we're slinging ours. Makes me wonder what the hater's will hate after the elections. Facebook is a breading ground for unfounded slams against not just a person but entire party lines. Seems there has always been an "us vs them" mentality but the past few years it is getting down right vicious.

Whether we consider ourselves teachers or not our kids ARE learning from us. They learn how to hate and how to belittle and bully from watching us. I would love to think of a way where we could make mud slinging illegal and if a candidate smears his competition make them prove it or risk perjury. Like everyone else, I have my thoughts, ideas and picks for who matches my beliefs closely but I refuse to bully someone else into thinking the way I do or risk personal attacks.

Best thing we can do is BE that example our kids need and teach them that differing opinions are not bad but a way of seeing other angles. End of sermon. Keep in mind though that was we have removed everyone with something in their past they are not proud of and all the people that make mistakes, Who's Left to Run for Office? Best of luck in all you do and thanks for reading.

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Comments (5)

Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

you bet, was a good read for my time this evening while listening to the debate

Oct 22, 2012 11:44 AM
Joshua Zargari
MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating - Lynbrook, NY
MJ Decorators Workshop

Good afternoon Randy.

I did not see the debate...

May the best man win.

Oct 23, 2012 05:42 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


One of these days, someone is going to get slammed with a Slander Suit and it isn't going to be pretty. I love the fact that we have freedom of speech, but slander should never be allowed.

Oct 23, 2012 12:23 PM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Randy - it's almost over, thank goodness.  Now, if all of these people would contact us even once AFTER the election to ask how they're doing rather than spending all of this time and money smearing and ranting, I'd be much more impressed!!!!

Oct 27, 2012 06:45 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Suggested!  Why wasn't this post Featured??

I would love to see such a law....enough already with the negative.  And you are so right about the party lines....it's gone too far.  It's an "either you are with us or you are against us" mentality.

Oct 31, 2012 12:02 AM