Personally, I`m all for them, at least when it comes to anybody who wants to be our President or Vice President.
Obama has been all high-minded about the evils of negative campaigning for the last 18 months (out of the purity of the Chicago politician`s heart, no doubt, rather than out of any instinct for self-preservation). But as soon as the GOP finally comes up with somebody with comparable charisma, Democrats went into a feeding frenzy of scandal-mongering.
As well they should. A vice president could become president.Of course, the president is president, so one might think that presidential candidates would be exposed to similar scrutiny, but it doesn`t seem to work that way.