Boy politics is a dirty business.
One of the things I wish the Founders had the foresight to restrict: If you lie the government it's perjury. If politicians lie to you, it's politics.
I'm going to vote between 10 and 20 times tomorrow without committing voter fraud. So few vote in the primaries that my one measly vote counts for somewhere between 10 and 20 of the eligible voters.
Let's see...which of you sucks less. Which of you is less corruptable, or corrupted. Which of you is less of a stupid mook that will buy into damn near anything a lobbyist tells while waving dollar bills in front of you?
One thing that keeps truly good people from running is your opponents can spread the most pernicious lies about you without concern of slander or libel. Political blogging would be a lot less fun, but I think it might be a positive thing if the candidates had some skin in the game with respect to the muck they rake.