I have seen a number of County Executive Gorski's political advertisements on television, and have been disgusted with the content. Isn't he the incumbent? Doesn't he have a track record on which to base his campaign? Or maybe he doesn't have such a good record after all.
The incumbent has an advantage over the challenger, if he or she is doing a good job. The incumbent should be able to point to his or her accomplishments while in office. Instead of running a smear campaign, Gorski should stand on his record and accomplishments, if he has any. His current campaign isn't helping his image.
In Rotary, we practice the Four-Way Test, which states: "Of the things we think, say or do: 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?" Can Gorski pass this test?
I am a lifelong Democrat, and right now I am very disappointed with my party and its campaign strategy. These advertisements have convinced me not to cast my vote for Gorski.