I know I’m not the only political news-observer who woke up in a cloud of gloom this morning. Apparently the voters in Pennsylvania see something I don’t, in HRC. I have tried really hard to not allow the swelling, souring personal feelings inside me color my political coverage on this blog. I do have strong views about each candidate, but I also am aware that not everyone shares them. And at the end of it all, I want to keep the tone of Afrobella as positive as possible. I want readers of all creeds, races, and candidate choices to enjoy Afrobella, and to feel welcome here. I know how off-putting political grandstanding can be.
Having said that, this great New York Times editorial, titled The Low Road to Victory, says everything I feel this morning, but more eloquently:
“The Pennsylvania campaign, which produced yet another inconclusive result on Tuesday, was even meaner, more vacuous, more desperate, and more filled with pandering than the mean, vacuous, desperate, pander-filled contests that preceded it. Voters are getting tired of it; it is demeaning the political process; and it does not work. It is past time for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to acknowledge that the negativity, for which she is mostly responsible, does nothing but harm to her, her opponent, her party and the 2008 election.”
Bellas, fellas — how do you feel? What would you like to see change in the campaign, as we head towards Indiana and North Carolina? I personally hope that the politics of fear and pandering take a backseat to actually addressing the issues that are facing this country.