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Rucker to scare his way into office
Drugs, gangs, and violence are the center of Eric Rucker's campaign to become the Shawnee County District Attorney. Rucker has turned to the tactic of fear appeals in an attempt to convince the citizens of Shawnee County to elect him to the position of District Attorney.The voting public traditionally fears drugs, gangs, and violence and Rucker is certainly capitalizing on that. Rucker's campaign is using a combination of this fear and claims of opponent Chad Taylor's lack of experience to convince the citizens of Shawnee County that he is best fit to serve in the District Attorney's office.Rucker is playing to the perceived vulnerability of many citizens in Shawnee County by constantly talking about how he is the only one who can fight back against the drugs and crime that have taken over the streets in Shawnee County. Sure, I'll agree that Shawnee County has its share of problems with crime, but I would certainly appreciate a campaign centered around the experience of the candidate rather than fear-mongering. "I'm the only one that can keep your family safe at night," is a little over the top.This use of scare tactics seems ridiculous. If Rucker is really so convinced that he is that much more qualified for the job than his opponent Chad Taylor, he should prove it. Making people believe the boogie man will come out from under the bed if he's not elected is juvenile.