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A Nonpartisan Proposal On Political Ads

Want the job? Stay out of my football games. (public domain image)

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.

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19 Comments on “A Nonpartisan Proposal On Political Ads”

  1. The only thing more irritating right now are recorded political calls. Good idea..two thumbs up.

  2. Linda Sand says:

    We don’t watch TV and they haven’t yet figured out how to call our cell phones. I feel so lucky!

  3. Jill Pinnella Corso says:

    I’ve missed the majority of ads. I assume they’ve both given up advertising in New York.

  4. Or public access channels? Or Jerry Springer? Political season is one reason I am very glad that I do not have cable. They have yet to figure out a way to interrupt a DVD of Friends.

  5. Debbie says:

    Good points. I think most of us are sick of the whole thing and will be glad when it’s over!

    • omawarisan says:

      The local public radio station has events where if they raise an amount of money by a deadline they knock days off the fundraising days. We could work that concept and end this sooner.

  6. I am Hippie Cahier and I approve of this message.

  7. Blogdramedy says:

    I don’t have cable so I only get my snippets from the little snipers off online news sources. There were a couple of words missing from this post…

    “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 (with common sense) have selected the candidate we feel is the lesser of two evils.”

    *grin*

  8. Michelle Gillies says:

    Bless you for offering a solution. Even we Canadians have decided how to vote. (Yes, our stuff gets interrupted for your politics all the time). Stop the insanity now.

  9. List of X says:

    Well, what if a voter is undecided and still wants to watch football and not the ads? There are plenty of those slackers who think it’s more important to watch a bunch of guys running after a ball than vote for president. Sure, one vote has almost no impact, but does watching football have any.

  10. spencercourt says:

    Ads of any sort is why the remote has a “mute” button….

  11. I just got back from a month in Ohio where they are running Obama and Romney ads back to back in the same commercial break. Suffice it to say I was not enlightened.


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