COLLINS – Can we please focus on the issues during elections!

BC Liberal caucus tweet.

BC Liberal caucus tweet.

I DREAD election campaigns. I quickly get sick and tired of the rhetoric and head-bashing and the silly accusations by all parties against the others.

collins-colhedIt’s extremely influential to the campaign, of course, and the whole intention is to get voters in a furor and vote based, not on reason, but on inflammation created by the spin doctors.

We saw how Donald Trump’s campaign used that last year to elect a man based on rhetoric and some character-bashing rather than on facts and issues. In previous elections, we in Canada have started to use that same U.S. based style in federal and provincial campaigns.

I’m already tired of the B.C. election campaign and it hasn’t even started yet.


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