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On the Airwaves, It’s ‘Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Negative’

Posted on 10/9/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsCandidates up and down the ticket in both parties are putting a heavy focus on two programs important to people in or near retirement: Social Security and Medicare. But as often happens in campaigns, it’s mostly in negatives and not so much in positives. And the negatives come, overwhelmingly, in the form of attack ads in the one-step-removed environment of the airwaves. In Virginia, for example, Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican George Allen are duking it out over defense spending …