Amen. Politics is played and won by gaming ethics. Candidates are allowed to
mislead to gain advantage. R.L. Stevenson said: "To tell the truth is not
just to state facts, but leave a true impression." Imagine what could have
been if the candidate who shares my religion would have broken the mold, upheld
his beliefs and played politics according to personal ethics he would have had
my trust and vote. Instead his prevarications and shifting have earned him a
reputation that will stick throughout his life despite the outcome of the
@OwenWell said.Thank you.
The Obama campaign has failed in two ways:#1: It has failed miserably to
disqualify Mitt Romney as our future president inspite of a landslide of
personal attacks.#2: It has failed miserably to qualify Obama as
president.This is because Obama can't run on his record and have not
succeeded in re-inventing his record,the imaginary recovery.
Trust and accountability are the heart of U.S. politics?When does
anyone plan to start on that?
As long as the American people are willing to believe lies, misrepresentations,
simplistic solutions to complex problems, and character attacks, we will get
what we deserve.
Re: "Trust and accountability still heart of U.S. politics"Since when?President Obama is just the latest in a long line of
empty suits to step forward, promise America "hope and change," and,
after securing our trust, blithely trot through a term, breaking that promise in
every conceivable way, then, only at the end, disingenuously don a serious face
long enough to look some camera in the eye and suggest anyone who doesn't
believe him is on the wrong side of history.In this, they're
often abetted by a fawning, self-interested media, that's plenty short on
trust and accountability itself.At the end of the day, however,
mistrust and unaccountability are -- rightly -- far more frequent companions of
politicians than trust and accountability.