Why is it that politics today seem to consist dominantly of mudslinging more than anything else?
As it is each year, a new generation of young people is coming of voting age and they are introduced to a world full of passionate opinions. These opinions are usually why candidates are terrible people, rather than actual reasons for or against voting for a specific person. It seems to be easier to find an article ridiculing a candidate for something such as their appearance than it is to find what their actual views are.
So here I am, right in the middle of that group that will be voting for the first time this year, and I don’t really know anything other than that there are more cons than pros for the majority of the candidates. How are we supposed to understand the already complicated world of politics enough to vote if all we can find are opinions?
One would think that more effort would be put into helping educate people about those who are running for office.
Stephanie Scott, West Richland