In the weeks prior to the Aug. 6 primary election, we, along with most of you, received at least one, if not multiple, campaign fliers in the mail. All of them made an attempt to make the other candidate out to be the bad guy.
At times, they told us why we should vote for them, or about their many virtues, but all of them, to a fault, slammed the other candidate. Then came the robot calls; pre-recorded messages that told us not why we should vote for them, but again, smearing their opponent.
I’m not looking forward to the next two-plus months leading to the Nov. 5 general election, but I am not going to sit idly by. A group of us has founded the ASCC — Anti-Smear Campaign Coalition. We will keep track of campaign smears, and whomever we determine smeared the most will not receive our votes. It’s that simple.
The only condition of membership in our coalition is being sick and tired of smear campaigning. And if you can put a tune to this ditty, contact our headquarters:
Don’t make us listen to all these assaults,
Tell us your strengths, not the other guys faults;
Just tell us why you want our vote,
But be very aware, and please take note;
When you lose the election, don’t complain,
It’s because you ran a smear campaign