No wonder we have a dearth of strong candidates every time a general election takes place in this state. Who in their right mind wants to put themselves through the filthy, mud-slinging campaigns that begin before the ink is even dry on their filing papers and then crescendo the weekend before voters go to the polls?
I am sick of the negative TV and radio political ads that assault me in my home and in my car. Those in the Whitman vs. Brown and Boxer vs. Fiorina races are the most obnoxious of them all this year.
All four of those candidates have allowed their advertising campaigns to veer off to the ugly side (and I'm not just talking about the exceedingly unflattering photos each side runs of its opposition). Knock it off, Meg, Jerry, Barbara and Carly! Instead, concentrate on the solid reasons why you are the best candidate for the job you want.