A Good Voter’s Guide (Really)
It’s not the best and I guess I’m going to have to go look at the individual candidate websites to get a good sense of each race, but the League of Women Voters of Georgia has a voter’s guide out that can actually help you, as opposed to the AJC’s. Each candidate responded to two questions (dependent on the position they are seeking). For example, the gubernatorial candidates were asked “1. As Governor, how will you manage the state budget? What will be your funding priority? 2. Do you support public funding for campaigns?” Not all the candidates actually answered the question asked (a quirk of politics that generally annoys me), but at least the questions are relevant.
Another Question: Is anyone else as turned off by negative campaigning as I am? I’m not saying that this season has more negative campaigns than normal (I suspect it might even be below it) and I know that the statistics show that negative campaigning actually does work (I think it depends on how directly related to the attacking candidate the negative message is), but I am always very turned off by negative ads. Anyone else? Or do you think that they generally help inform you of negative ethics in the candidate and/or the character of the candidate?