negative campaigning

The Republican Party of Florida said it had requested the ads not air in affected areas.
If the campaign of 2008 was known as one of "hope" and "change," the campaign of 2016 may well go down in history as one
As a professor of logic, I am deeply troubled by the lack of argument surrounding the issues of this campaign and the continual use of the ad hominem fallacy.
Remember that how you campaign determines your ability to govern. The electoral process is aimed not only at providing a
One of the reasons many observers doubted the ability of Donald Trump to win the Republican nomination was the inevitable onslaught of negative advertising he would have to endure. Politically, Trump is an unlikely Republican nominee.
In the run-up to their big presidential campaign moments, the big media players in Iowa and New Hampshire gave voters a useful
Corporations, currently neutered by happy-talk policies and love-me-babe consultants, would be wise to study their options. Competing through communication is not a choice between doing nothing (a Pass) and criticizing an opponent (a Call Out).
There's nothing as politically intoxicating as a wildly baying crowd, and social media turned the dragon into a self-enforcing cycle. Negative politics are now instantly rewarded by the re-tweeting adulation of the base.
I'm going negative. I didn't want to do it -- no one ever wants to do it -- but it has to be done. I owe it to myself, my supporters and to America. Plus going negative works. Republicans and Democrats spent $6 billion on the 2012 elections, and almost all of it was negative.
The way AdWords is used isn't always ethical. The good news is that it's cheaper for a campaign to use AdWords in an ethical manner than it is for negative campaigns to try to destroy opponents with it.
A lesson of the dramatic first episode in the Joseph saga is that negative campaigning, which fuels partisanship at the expense of discovering truth, has dangerous consequences.
Can the number of times a candidate is mentioned affect their prospects, or is it the other way around? We sought to examine some of these questions by studying opponent references in the 2012 Republican primary debates.
This pattern of capitulation to extremism may have been necessary for Romney to capture the Republican nomination, but it has left him immeasurably weakened in the general election.
Disclaimers aside, let's see what emerges when we analyze the Republican primary debate text using a very simple automated sentiment analysis technique.
Positive advertising? Hard to find at this stage of the game, yet most people express a longing for messages that speak to the issues that resonate for them, in words and tones that strike a chord without the vitriol that too often clouds the conversation. Turns out a group called Local Voices is providing just those kinds of messages.
Republicans now want Mitt Romney to finally talk tough? Seriously? Since 2008, Republicans have not stopped spinning themselves into a whirling dervish of manic hatred.
Compassion for others is not only the hallmark of person mental and spiritual health, but also necessary for a positive, thriving society.
How many degrees of separation must there be between a quote and its context before it becomes a lie?
Partisanship and rancor are not new. We have not fallen from some republican ideal into a new style of debauchery. Our political battles have been hard-fought and hard-won right from the very beginning.