I just received a phone call from someone in the Roy Barnes campaign. Of course he wanted to tell me what was wrong with Nathan Deal.
Here's a concept I wonder if politicians have considered: How about if you run for office on your own merits? Don't tell me what your opponent has done or is doing wrong. Tell me what you're going to do to make my life better and the lives of everyone in Georgia, and in the United States. Tell me your plan.
When you give me statistics, let them be documented facts. Tell me about a bill you co-authored, or the committee you were on that sponsored a powerful piece of legislation. Don't tell me anything that I can't verify through official channels.
Build your case on what you have done or will do, not on the back of the opponent you're trying to bury in the mud you're busy slinging!