Here are a few people who won’t get my vote this November.
- U.S. Representative Steven Kagen, M.D.: In your ads, Dr. Kagen, you speak out on one hand against wasteful government spending; on the other, you vigorously participated in ramming through a health care bill that we can’t afford.
- U.S. Senator Russ Feingold: See above; and, even though you’ve stopped running misleading ads about your opponent, they’ve left a bad taste in my mouth.
- Tom Barrett and Scott Walker, candidates for Governor of Wisconsin: Between the two of you (and your “friends”) running negative campaigns – Barrett on Walker, and Walker on Barrett and fellow candidate Mark Neumann – it doesn’t matter what your qualifications might have been. It doesn’t even matter if you stop the negative campaigns tomorrow.
To the rest of the candidates, be forewarned: If I see any more deliberate misdirection or attack ads from any candidate, I’m liable to vote for someone else that I don’t know and whose political views I would otherwise utterly disagree with. I don’t think I’m alone.