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Negative campaigning hurts Humanity: No one disagrees? Then why are people voting?

A man running for president says about another person "he, ran to lead, decided to follow, now he just needs to get out of the way"

These people are supposed to be role models? Wow, let's teach our children how to be mean to each other, step on others, spin their words, find out how to bring others down, oppress people, suppress others, be narcissistic, egotistical,
and flat out lie. Heck, let's all fight for power and control. Let's make sure others lose, feel crappy about themselves, and have to fight for scraps. Step on as many people as you can. Don't share unless it makes you look good, cheat whenever you can get away with it, and learn how to play dirty.

My 13-year-old daughter has no respect for people who mudsling. I do not blame her.

I really want to throw the mud back, but then I wouldn't be a good role model. (Also, I don't have the position, influence, or mud)

Why is no one disagreeing with me? The men doing the negative campaigning are still being voted for? What is wrong with this picture TED ? (thanks)

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    Feb 10 2012: "Wow, let's teach our children how to be mean to each other, step on others, spin their words, find out how to bring others down, oppress people, suppress others, be narcissistic, egotistical,
    and flat out lie. Heck, let's all fight for power and control. "

    Well, isn't that the definition of modern politics?

    You know why mudslinging and dirty tactics work? Because they're efficent, because they intrigue the people more than a "fair fight" could ever do.

    Paradoxally, a politician who built his image upon criticizing and attacking other politicians (deserving or not) is granted the status of "clean, uncorrupted, a man of morals". People don't want reasonable persuasion from politicians, people want to see radical thinking and immediate action. People don't need to be shown a true leader, people need to be shown their "common enemy", thus rallying themselves under the one who points the "enemy" out as opposed to rationally evaluating every candidate and making a choice based on that analysis.

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