Zack Space, a principal with Vorys Advisors and a former member of congress, was quoted in a Columbus Dispatch story about the #ReviveCivility campaign. According to the story, the campaign, which is allied with the National Institute for Civil Discourse, wants to return respect and reason to politics in a presidential election year they see as careening out of control.
The story states:
“A recent poll found 6 in 10 Americans expect this year's presidential race to go down as one of the nastiest in history. That's unacceptable, advocates of civility said at a Statehouse event.
Citizens need to hold candidates responsible for coarse conduct and also demand ‘common decency’ from themselves, said former Ohio Congressman Zack Space.
The name-calling and polarization of politics has created an environment in which people don't talk reasonably with those they disagree with, said Space, a Democrat from Dover.”
To read the entire story, visit the Columbus Dispatch website.