In This Election, We All Lose

I’m the first to admit that voting in today’s election has me feeling like a Christian Scientist with appendicitis. Our Democratic candidate for governor, Tim Kaine, is a lightweight but Republican Jerry Kilgore is a pit viper whose negative, lies-filled campaign pushed mud-slinging to new lows in Virginia politics. The 24 years I spent in Washington and 40-plus years covering politics leaves me with an outright hatred of negative campaigns and no side in this year’s race has taken the high road.

I’m the first to admit that voting in today’s election has me feeling like a Christian Scientist with appendicitis.

Our Democratic candidate for governor, Tim Kaine, is a lightweight but Republican Jerry Kilgore is a pit viper whose negative, lies-filled campaign pushed mud-slinging to new lows in Virginia politics.

The 24 years I spent in Washington and 40-plus years covering politics leaves me with an outright hatred of negative campaigns and no side in this year’s race has taken the high road.

So I will do what I usually do on Election Day – go into the polling booth and vote for the candidates that I find least offensive.

Hell of a way to decide who represents us in government.

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