Should presidential candidates stick to positive campaigning and discuss issues or engage in negative campaigning and smear each other?
The political world now and days has become very corrupted. Instead of trying to highlight where each presidential candidate stands on issues that are happening now, people are focusing on things in the past. I believe no one is perfect and candidates are no different than regular people. The political world needs to put emphasis on the issues that not only the United States is facing but that the whole world is facing as well.
Today’s media focuses on negatives. We hear about tragedies in the news, read about the stock market crashing, but seldom do we hear about where a candidates stands on a certain issue. Unless a person has thoroughly researched a candidate, the people will only hear and see biased opinions on them. It seems like every other commercial on TV is either one bringing down Obama paid by McCain or one bringing down McCain paid by Obama. If people don’t hear the positives of candidates and only the negatives then they will be forced to choose the candidate that is the lesser of two evils. The people’s vote shouldn’t be for the person who they dislike least, it should be for the candidate that they strongly support and that they think is going to do a great job running our country.
The media, such as the news on TV and newspapers and even online newspapers, should really focus on giving unbiased reports and shift their focus from the negatives of the candidates to the positives of their campaigns.