At AL.com, John Archibald reflects of the fear-mongering tactics of (mostly Republican) candidates in Alabama. I think what he says, though, applies in many election campaigns in many states.
Here’s a bit (emphasis added); follow the link for the complete article.
And hey, I’m afraid, too. I’m afraid of the fear mongering, of those who seek power by dividing people into us and them, who lead mobs with rhetorical – usually – torches. . . .
But it’s not just the ads. The problem is that politics and cultural bluster have become way more important than genuine solutions to real problems.