A Nonpartisan Proposal On Political AdsPosted: October 1, 2012
Hey, did you know there’s an election coming up? Two guys are running for President of the United States, other politicians are running for office too. The campaign started seventeen years ago.
Perhaps you’re as sick of both the campaigns and their ads as I am. If you are, I’ve got a proposal to get us some relief.
Minds Are Made Up
This election will end in a little over a month. That one month will feel like at least a dozen. During that period, candidates will punish us with countless ads. Why? What have we done to deserve this?
Unless one of the candidates snacks on a panda during a debate, I’ve already decided how to vote. I think that most of us have selected the candidate we feel is the lesser of two evils. So who are these ads targeting? A minority who still feels the need for more information.
A Simple Solution
Candidates still feel the need to call their opponent names. A small group of people need a few more rounds of mud-slinging and name calling to push them in one direction or another.
Where can we match the politicians’ need to put out more propaganda with the undecided voter’s need for that information? Simple. Look to the cable television news networks.
There are cable news channels that cater to the informational needs of both major parties. What if we arrange for candidates and undecided voters to meet there? The rest of us, who feel comfortable that we’ve done our political homework over the last seventeen years of this campaign, could find entertainment without enduring the political negativity.
Politicians, get out of my football games.