LETTER: We need a return to civil campaigns
Campaign season has begun and the social media is alive to convince others of one's political views.
Obviously the president has enough baggage to keep the discussion going for weeks. Unfortunately the conservative position has been altered and skewed by some vocal and misinformed ideologist to the detriment of the party.
There are basic differences in the two political parties that are overshadowed by those aberrant folks who make it a power game for personal purposes instead of for the good of the country.
Most have never heard of or appreciate the writings of Edmund Burke or Russell Kirk and the basic foundation of the conservative political movement in America. A strong case can be made for conservatives but it is lost by those who deal in "gotcha" politics.
Campaigns might better articulate the underpinnings of political philosophy and the nature and role of government instead of the personal attacks by candidates or their supporters. During World War II our country was unified and office-holders understood the basic foundations of both parties. They found a way to assert their positions and compromise on the larger issues.
Will these days ever return?
Dennis Wilson, Niceville