Blake Dowling: Elections are here. Who has class — and who doesn’t
Elections are upon us. Arguments are bound to spring up, especially in our highly charged 2018 world of politics.
We are presented with a good opportunity to see who has class — and who doesn’t.
The worst (in my opinion) are negative ads. It reminds me of an old quote about college football recruiting: You can either sell your school (and the program) or you can slam the opposition, not talking about how good you are, but how awful someone else is.
You see it all over, in fraternity-sorority rushing or in business. I would always rather see someone take the “we are the best” approach, versus the tactic of “someone else is a crook/awful, etc.”
Despite what I think some coaches say negative recruiting works. Sounds like old Jimbo might have engaged in the practice.
Consider this quote: “Recruiting is recruiting. People say and do things that sometimes they wish they probably didn’t do when it’s over with. That always happens.” — former FSU coach Jimbo Fisher.
So, to that end, I suppose you could make the argument that negative ads are effective.
Why don’t we check our good