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© Brian McFadden

Let the election begin!

It’s going to be the dirtiest campaign you’ve ever seen. I would say: Hide the children and check the plumbing because you’re going to have to shower several times a day.

Charles Krauthammer



  1. just me wrote:

    I’m certain Mr. Krauthammer will stay out of the gutter. He always manages to stay well above all of the mud-slinging.

    Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 7:29 am | Permalink
  2. Jeff wrote:

    The only reason politics has gotten so dirty is that dirty politics works. People may complain about it, and how much it turns them off to a candidate, but we can’t help feeling entertained by it all.

    I watched an interview the other day about the French presidential elections. They have six candidates, a six-week campaign season, and no time on air for political ads. The law states that all candidates must have equal time on a television network, and they must all be on the television at the same exact time, so the stations simply choose to show no political advertisement at all. If money didn’t run everything in America, we could have this kind of system too.

    Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 9:14 am | Permalink
  3. Beauzeaux wrote:

    Our Canadian campaigns are similarly short. (Grateful for that.) But campaign ads are many and sometimes vicious.

    Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 9:38 am | Permalink
  4. Arthanyel wrote:

    Just Me – you are of course joking. Krauthammer’s snorkel would be blocked by someone in the gutter.

    And campaign advertising is one of the only positive parts of the economy 🙂 That said, we need to break the cycle of money controlling politics, and unlimited advertising with no requirement to even remotely resemble the truth is why we have a plutocracy not a democracy.

    Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Permalink
  5. Iron Knee wrote:

    I presumed that Krauthammer wasn’t complaining.

    Friday, April 20, 2012 at 6:49 am | Permalink