The Losers Bow Out Gracefully, But Bow Out NonethelessWe see it locally where candidates felt obliged to adopt positions on abortion and gay marriage that didn't reflect the majority or their own views, but did it as part of the calculus to keep certain demographics or party line designations in tow.
A bunch of hand wringing over "negative ads" is a little callow since it was the early and relentless characterization as being too rich and out of touch that sunk people like Mitt Romney. Negative is here to stay.
Another point to be made. If you don't have a year of your life and three million dollars to bring to a campaign for Congress you don't even get to play.
Campaigns are now fully entertainment and are billion dollar reality shows that go on for months till everyone is tired of them and feels the need to condemn the process.....until it starts again, as it will soon for 2016.
President Obama's reelection: 12 takeaways - Maggie Haberman - POLITICO.com