Commonwealth Policy Center

Today is Halloween. But what might be scarier than a kid dressed as a goblin at your doorstep is the political season filled with high pitched rhetoric that has invaded your home. Accusations between candidates are flying faster than a witch on her broom. And the vitriol brewing in the minds of conniving political operatives have put electioneering in competition with Halloween as to which is the most frightening. Of course, politics is competitive but everyone can do without the mudslinging where candidates tear into one another. Much of this turns people away from the process. So why not consider candidates who raise the dignity bar, and act respectfully toward their opponent, especially if they line up with your values?