That being said, let's look at one of the few people I thought had Presidential potential. Chris Christie. Here is a man who is truly a victim of politics of the most nefarious kind. Whatever happened to being innocent until proven guilty?
First, I don't believe for one minute that any of this character assassination would be going on had he not been out polling Hillary for 2016. It would have happened to the Pope could he run. Such is the way of politics.
It's so much easier when the target isn't the most attractive of men and brash to boot. It's even worse that he's a Republican who was extremely popular in a strongly Democratic state. His brashness doesn't bother me. I lived in New Jersey for a time and he is pretty much the way they are. What you see is what you get.
He is smart. I cannot believe he would think he could lie his way out of the accusations against him what's more actually try. I'm waiting for the evidence that is said to be 'out there'. If it in fact is then it should be brought forward and made public. If not, put it to rest.
That of course will not happen. This sorry look at politics as the weapon of choice for personal destruction will be stretched out for as long as possible in an effort to make sure any Presidential ambitions he may hold have been extinguished.
It's the same old story from the political heavy weights who sway opinion. Rather than looking at the merits of your own candidate, look for everything you can to destroy the opposition. One, does that mean their own candidate has no merit? There's a fair amount of that. Two, are the voters so dumb they can't see a candidate's faults? There's a fair amount of that too! Destroy. It has such an ugly finality to it.
There is no indication that Washington, and it does stem from Washington, understands people are tired of negative politics. I'm afraid that's because there is no indication they are. For some perverse reason, we seem to strive on it.
I wonder how many realize the perpetuation of this climate is the reason why the country is in such dire straits. Negativity breeds negativity. I'm trying to be negative about it too, but with the purpose of negating it rather than perpetuating it. One little voice preaching to a very small choir. It is, however, a voice.