Friday, March 25, 2016

So tame by comparison …



Does anyone remember this picture?

It's John Kerry windsurfing in 2004, the year he was making his presidential run. The Bush campaign had been accusing him of flip flopping on the issues and when they saw him weaving back and forth on the waves they cleverly turned it into a negative political ad. I didn't like the ad but had to admit that it was very effective.

How tame is that compared to what is going on now in the Republican race for a presidential candidate? I don't condone the risque TV ad that Make America Awesome posted about Donald Trumps current wife posing naked… but, in the political world all is fair and it does ask a legitimate question. Is this who we want for the First Lady of the United States? Or, taking it a step further, do we want a President who is currently with wife #3? (Could #4 be lurking in the West Wing?) 

Hmmmmm, just food for thought !
 




9 Comments:

Blogger Marie Smith said...

I cannot bear to watch anything about the American election. It is a scary prospect to have Trump as president for the rest of the world beyone the U.S. as well.

5:51 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Politics has sunk so low -- from more that one point of view.

7:36 AM  
OpenID schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Don't worry about me. I would not vote for the misogynistic xenophobe if he was the last man standing. However, that said, Democrats have really dropped the ball when it comes to the working class. Read 'Listen Liberal' for a fuller criticism. If Trump is the next president, we need to take a hard look at all the political correctness and love of Wall Street currently on the agenda in the so-called party of the Left which bears no resemblance to the party of FDR. The rot set in decades ago, according to author Thomas Frank, Clinton being the worst. According to Frank, all Obama has done was continue the Bush agenda when it comes to the economy. And we all know how well that worked.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

The number of people who approve of this primary carnival sideshow are what frighten me the most.

10:22 AM  
Blogger joared said...

I wish all we were subjected to was a discussion and debate about the issues. As long as negative advertising and dirty tricks win over some voters we'll have them. Seems both political parties have betrayed the American people so avoiding the lessor of the two may well be the choice this election Primary and in November.

3:13 AM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The current state of the U.S. Presidential campaigns has become a travesty. Nothing it seems is immune to personal attack by one or more of the candidates from either party. It makes me wish there was an independent with moral values, honesty and integrity as these choices are no choice at all.

4:45 AM  
Blogger Grace-WorkinProgress said...

I felt sorry for Kerry. He was so smart but America only likes a good sales person. An introverted thinker is not entertaining enough. Sadly we are country built on marketing and want someone to sell us something even if it isn't true.

7:34 AM  
Blogger kenju said...

I agree and have stated that opinion myself. I cannot imagine them in the White House.

HAPPY EASTER, Ginnie!!

8:02 AM  
Blogger possum said...

I cannot think of anything good to say about the Republican candidates.
I do, however, think many folks remember how good the economy was under Clinton and hope to return to that under Hillary. I don't know if we will ever recover from what Bush did to this country. In fact the world will never recover from what Bush did when he invaded Iraq. Millions dead and for what?
We have become one Nation Under Greed and it seems anything is open for exploitation or destruction so that a few can continue to make their money and have their power.
But in truth, in the true scheme of the Universe, that Power is nothing. Sad.

5:56 AM  

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