Elections everywhere have become ugly and divisive. That also includes those in Mequon. I am proud to be running a positive campaign, and I applaud my opponent who appears to be doing the same. However, some candidates in Mequon seem to be following the blueprint of our national politicians in waging a campaign of deception, ideological echo chambers, and personal attacks. I trust voters will see through this, but I am fearful. Candidates act this way because it works.
Earlier today, Paul Ryan gave the following speech lamenting the state of politics today. Ignore what party he represents – he chastises both parties – and please hear the message.
Winning an election is not worthwhile if it means sacrificing integrity. Gutter politics are unbecoming. As Ryan says, “[i]nstead of playing to your anxieties, we can appeal to your aspirations.”