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Why do politicians insist on focusing their efforts on saying how bad the other party is instead of saying how good their party is? It's very negative and quite frankly probably puts their potential voters off.
It may be a sad indication of our society that voters only remember and understand the bad things and the mistakes, so maybe that is why the major political parties like to concentrate on them? It really annoys me when a politician is asked a question about how they would solve a particular problem and instead of answering it with the details of how they would solve the problem, they go on about how the other party hasn't solved the problem! If you've ever watched a house of commons debate on TV you will have noticed that more often than not they end up as a public slanging match.
I even had a local candidate come to my door once and he asked if he could have my support in the election. So I asked him what the benefits of him and his party being elected would be to me. He did not even attempt to answer other than to go off on one saying how bad the current administration was. I was happy to therefore say 'No, you cannot have my support in the next election.'
I am not really loyal to any political party. I vote for the one who can do the best for ME at the time. I make an informed choice based on their published policies (read as promises). If they can't tell me what they can do for me (or the country for that matter), then I will not vote. Highlighting the bad points of the other party is not real campaigning in my opinion. So listen up all you politicians out there - please stop it! You are annoying and it doesn't win votes!