Bemoaning Political Attacks Won't Fix the Problem

Almost everyone bemoans the attacks and finger pointing that have become an inevitable part of virtually every political campaign. Candidates who agree on little else claim to share this frustration. Bernie Sanders has emphasized that he’s “never run a negative ad in his life,” and Ted Cruz has lamented debates designed to create a “cage match” atmosphere. So why do so many elections nowadays, including the current presidential race, ooze with negativity?