Both topics were to be off limits, and certainly should be. There’s
plenty to keep all the critics and political opponents busy before the
election, like how about examining policies with honest critiques?

Instead, we get daily gaffes and cheap shots and unwise comments that distract attention. Like the newest one, from Gen. Wesley Clark about Sen. John McCain.

The media flocked to McCain for a response in this round of keystone cop campaigning. He called the comments “unnecessary.”

Now, McCain has started his own ‘anti-smear’ website, similar to Obama’s.

And Obama is on a campaign to prove he really is patriotic.

When are we going to get a debate – a civil one – on the issues….like the economy, foreign policy, health care, human rights….?

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....