Negative Campaigning

Negative campaigning has emerged as a major issue in the presidential primaries, particularly on the Republican side, where George W. Bush and John McCain have accused each other of resorting to the tactic. What do you think?

  • “Why can't these candidates focus on all the good things their opponents do?”

    Victoria North –
    Physical Therapist

  • “The candidates in my country don't use negative campaigning to win votes. They use negative reinforcement. Ow, my testicles.”

    Batat Primpang –
    Rice Farmer

  • “It's not negative campaigning if you're just criticizing your opponent's criticism of your criticism of their criticism of you.”

    Patti Eggers –
    Librarian

  • “I saw this one ad that said McCain's a weak pussy who let the gooks capture him.”

    Jeff Corcoran –
    Machinist

  • “George W. Bush says he's committed to education. But as governor of Texas, he cut school budgets by 30 percent. Nice try, George. You almost fooled us this time. George Bush: Bad for our children, bad for America.”

    Marlon Brackens –
    Systems Analyst

  • “If you ask me, these cheap, mudslinging ads drag the political process down to a level so juvenile and debased, I can actually understand it.”

    George Lowell –
    Investment Banker