They are toxic to the body politic. Your advisors tell you they are necessary to win, but they are wrong. BE straight with journalists and tell them to stop grilling you about your personal life. If you’re a TV journalist, stop the dumbing down of political life. Net Geners are sick of vacuous politics. They want to know what politicians stand for and what they will do to bring about change and what they are in fact doing. They want to revitalize the Founding Fathers’ marketplace of ideas.