Monday, July 22, 2013


Let's see: 

  • John Adams? Yes. 
  • Ben Franklin? No. 
  • George Washington? No way. 
  • Thomas Jefferson? Perhaps. 
  • James Madison? Yes. 
  • Alexander Hamilton? No.

Just wondering how many of the Founding Fathers would have run for office in today's media climate.

Were newspapers often vicious and distorting back in their day? Sure. But many of those news sources didn't even pretend to be fair. They were the equivalent of tabloids and they had very limited circulation.

Two questions:

Has the political/media climate improved, remained about the same, or gotten worse?

Do you think it discourages good people from running for office?

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