This last Thursday, the Romney Campaign released a video which used the failure of a local barbecue chain as a metaphor for the economic struggles of small businesses in the United States during the Obama administration. In the video, company owner and Republican activist, Rhoda Elliot blames President Barack Obama for failing to deliver the change he promised in 2008, which inevitably lead to his company’s downfall.
This video presents a serious ethical issue. Instead of keeping the campaign video professional and supported with facts, Romney approves a video negatively campaigning Barack Obama. This is especially disturbing due to the fact that real evidence suggests that the company was in trouble before the president took office. It seems as though some candidates intend to win by any means necessary, even if those means are unethical.
As Election Day draws nearer, candidates seem to be showing their true colors. Actions speak louder than words and the actions of Romney and his staff really show me the character behind the candidate. Not once did Obama approve a mudslinging attack on Romney, he doesn’t need to. I believe the President is counting on his integrity shining through and come Election Day, he will be given another four years.