Ever consider the information nearly all letters to the editor convey? Whether written to register a gripe, counter the premise of an article or any number of other purposes, they usually tell us more about the writer of the letter than anything else.
The same can often be said for political campaigns. As we near the end of this year’s primary races, the campaigns of most candidates that believe they are holding comfortable leads tend to take the high road. They use positive ads and rhetoric, speak in terms of accomplishments and feel little need to bash their opponents. Why should they rock the boat when it looks like the election is in the bag?