Negativity has a place in election campaigns - but not pretence
Let us call a spade a spade. Negative campaigning has its place in any election battle.
You cannot expect to win with a mix of: "Here are my ideas - and God bless the 'other crowd' - they have some good ideas too."
Fianna Fáil has chosen to put its emphasis on fairness and better quality of public services. Fine Gael decided to run a campaign mainly based on putting more money in people's pockets.