I often can't stand all of the negativity that surrounds presidential campaigns.
The truth is we're all just people and we have different opinions -- and that's okay. Many of my closest friends have vastly different views than me, but we don't hate each other.
I think politicians on both sides of the aisle understand this. Just look at how Bush 41 and Bill Clinton have become buddies.
But during a campaign there is such venom spewed from candidates and their supporters that I get a little fed up. They only serve to rile people up and polarize the two sides.
I've always said that if I was interviewing a presidential candidate or moderating debate the question I'd most like to ask is "What is your opponent's greatest accomplishment?" or "What do you like most about your opponent?"
That's why I was so pleased to see this ad from John McCain that will air during tonight's coverage of the Democratic National Convention...
Sure, it serves a political purpose for McCain. It portrays him as gracious and generous light during coverage of an event mostly focused on bashing him.
But still, I thought it was a welcome change of pace. Too bad it won't last.
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