Maryland residents will be voting for a new governor this Fall. I do not live in the state of Maryland so I have no stake in the election nor can I vote in it. However, I live in the Washington, DC area and see television campaign ads for only two of the candidates - Anthony Brown and Doug Gansler.
Other than what each has stated in their current campaign ads, I know nothing about them as people nor how qualified they may or may not be for the job. But what I can attest to is that I love their television ads! These men are putting out the kinds of ads I have always wanted to see from candidates, but rarely do.
Neither man is slinging mud at other candidates. In fact, I have not seen an ad in which either man even mentions another candidate. They just talk about themselves. Who they are, what they've done, what they believe in, what they want to do for the state of Maryland. It's refreshing, it's intelligent and I hope candidates across the nation take notice.
I do worry that as it gets closer to the election, the mudsling ads will come. I hope not. I feel any attacks on or corrections of your opponents character and/or political qualifications should be saved for debates and live interviews.
***UPDATE 6/6/14 - Aaaaaand, it's over. Yesterday, I started seeing new ads from both Brown and Gansler supporters, throwing mud at the other. *sigh*
- I am a very lucky woman with a husband and son who are smart, witty and entertaining. Our son, B, attended public school for two years, and then we embarked on a new adventure in the Fall of 2010 - homeschooling. We don't have all the answers, but we know B and this has been the best thing for him. I blog to preserve our stories and our memories, share recipes, vent and ramble on about our crazy, yet blessed, life. Would you care to follow along?