Voters should say no to negative campaigning

Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood’s campaign is reveling after a video showing his opponent helping a friend get released from jail after a misdemeanor charge was leaked. The opponent, Steve Simpson, suggests Hood’s campaign leaked it.

Even some candidates for governor are quick sling mud.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Phil Bryant told a group of supporters that voting for his opponent is like voting for President Obama.

What a sad cheap shot. If Bryant cannot find a better reason Mississippians should vote for him other than by painting his opponent Johnny DuPree with the Obama brush, then perhaps Bryant should not be Mississippi’s next leader.

If enough voters simply say “no” to the mud and stop voting for these folks, campaigns will be forced to clean up their acts.

Natchez Democrat
10/31/11