Romney needs to break the tradition of political mudslinging

During the previous presidential campaign, President Obama clearly stated that a candidate who cannot speak about his or her record in a positive way concentrates on attacking and tearing down his or her opponents as a way to create fear.

Is that not exactly what the president is consistently engaging in during this presidential election in 2012? He fits perfectly the description of an ideologue who can always criticize those who don't agree with him even though he is doing the exact same thing and cannot see it for himself.

It seems like Romney already has tried to clearly distinguish himself from Obama on a recent report on “Fox and Friends,” citing the president’s failed economic record.

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Romney campaign senior adviser Ed Gillespie said Monday that the president’s criticisms of Romney were just a distraction from the real issues. Ed is absolutely right about Obama in this sense.

However, Team Romney also needs to realize that they should be the better campaign in this instance by focusing more on Romney’s positive record rather than saying that Obama is a job outsourcer and a socialist. I understand the need to fight fire with fire, but there comes a point where constant negative attacks do not make a campaign look good. 

The Romney campaign needs to break the tradition of political mudslinging and start showing the American people how a president should act.

It is in the hands of “We the People” to examine the content of the words of all political candidates and determine when hypocrisy is being espoused.

Most political campaign advertisements are geared toward a seventh-grade education level, while most major political speeches are written for a ninth-grade level.

Do not take the words and messages of political candidates, no matter how simple they seem, at face value. More often than not the context of the message will be something completely different, only to take advantage of the unsuspecting citizen.