Mudslinging doesn’t add to campaigns

Freedom New Mexico If you can’t say anything nice … you might as well run for office. Every year brings primaries and general elections for various posts at the local, state and federal levels. Every year brings tactics aimed at making candidates look — no other word for it — bad. And every year, the […]

Now that’s mudslinging

Glenda Price John and his wife Martha had a unique relationship. This is an understatement. Mostly what they had was a war of long duration interrupted now and then by skirmishes that came close to truce talks. They lived about 20 miles from town, the last five miles a dirt road. Most days one or […]

Mudslinging campaigns insult democracy

A few years ago, I needed to call the Department of Motor Vehicles and dialed the corresponding 800 number. Imagine my surprise when I got a phone sex line. I redialed to make sure it was a phone book misprint (it was), hung up and visited the local DMV instead. I never thought about it […]

Readers: Clovis mudslinging was mild

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “How do you think local candidates acted in the primary elections? Were they professional … or did they sling too much mud?” Some responses: “I (didn’t) see anymore mudslinging during this election cycle than previous elections. What did bother me was the county manager’s backing of a specific […]