Reading some of the blogs lately makes me realize why many qualified folks do not run for political office. No matter how well you do, someone is going to question your integrity, your momma's integrity and accuse you of being in it for the money or to rule the world.
Every word will be analyzed and picked apart and much like numbers, you can twist and turn those words into just about anything you want. If you say the color of a basketball is orange and they don't like you, then saying that makes you a fear mongerer, racial profiler, prejudiced and probably a torturer babies at night for fun.
You can't win folks! You wonder why good honest people are hard to find in politics? The minute you throw your hat in the race, you are no longer honest, your family becomes dysfunctional and you are the most despicable person in the eyes of John Q. Public.
So why do they do it? While I do not know a politician that I agree with 100%, I believe most of them get into it because they believe they can help their fellow man or woman. Pretty naive huh? Many of today's politicians vying for President are not on my favorites list, but I still think they are trying to make a positive difference and I am sure that in some aspects they will.
Constructive criticism is good, but this stuff it is often vehement, nasty, and vicious comments that even turn on their fellow bloggers. I don't believe we can "all get along" but we could at least be civil. If nothing else, we should appreciate their willingness to take the crap that comes along with the office.