|"So is there anyway to get rid of the ghosting?"|
Yes, run at the native resolution. Anything other than that & the display will be distorted. If you're not happy with it, return/exchange the monitor. The vast majority of LCDs' are widescreen, either 16:9 or 16:10, but there are still some 4:3 LCD's available. For example, the monitor I have at work is a 20" Dell 2007FPb with a native resolution of 1600 x 1200.