GOP primary: Disgusted with gutter politics

January 26, 2012

The GOP presidential primary revolts me. It is so full of scummy negativism. Each night the networks news programs thrust clips of Newt Gingrich throwing a jab at Mitt Romney, or vice versa, into our living rooms. Neither has any appreciable platform for what they would do as our next president.

Most issues are simply swept under the carpet. Why? Because it's so much easier just to denigrate one's opponent. Both Messrs. Romney and Gingrich have the money to invest in small armies of people whose sole responsibilities are to dig up personal dirt on the other.

When was the last time we heard either man actually put forth a detailed plan for bettering our country? Instead, they wallow in each others' weaknesses and failings. Politics in our country has truly devolved to the gutter.

Patrick R. Lynch, Nottingham

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