On cable news this morning I saw that new Romney ads are calling Obama a liar, indirectly, by saying he cannot be trusted to tell the truth. Hundreds of millions of dollars are going to be spent by both candidates to convince us of something all of us already know: the other guy lies.
Why do they do this? I'm no psychiatrist but I suspect the object of these ads is to try to turn public mistrust into public hatred. One party is more guilty than the other, no doubt.
Democracy will not flourish where the voting public cannot make a true judgment as to facts because they are convinced that every politician is a liar, that their own votes don't really decide anything, and that no matter how the election turns out, the elected officials will not do what's in the best interest of society.
I guess I'm foursquare against lying politicians. Wish I knew what to do about it.