Alameda goes low

While the current political climate seems to be at an all-time low — including the three-ring circus that is the White House — it’s disheartening to see that the tone of our local politics have also taken an unfortunate nose-dive.  

With only days until elections — the local newspapers and political propaganda are filled with negative attack ads amongst Alameda candidates. Equally troubling is the tag-team, block or majority position that groups of candidates are using while mud slinging their opponents. That seems to be at odds with independent thinking in governance. 

Whatever happened to campaigning on one’s own accomplishments, community service, civic spirit or positive vision as a platform for elected office? Hoping that Alamedans will consider voting for local candidates that have taken the high road and refrained from negative campaigning, have demonstrated integrity and choose to unite (not divide) our community.


Patrick Kenney