Well, it's down to the wire and the negative ad campaigns are making me sick. I guess politicians think that most Americans are too stupid to know what's going on. I hear that statistically, that in fact may be true. So, what does a guy like me, who checks this stuff out on more than MSNBC, NPR, Fox, the Times, the Globe (actually it is becoming a pay site - how irrelevant!), the Post and the WSJ, do?
All you have to do is Google "negative ads" and you'll see how effective they in fact might be.
Most of it is severe distortions - - in the case of Rand Paul, kinda true with a twist. You won't believe this!
It appears from Internet sources (which are always true), that Rand went to Baylor and was apart of a “secret” society, that everyone knows about, called the NoZe Brotherhood (possibly very profane). The NoZe basically do various pranks around campus and put out a satirical newspaper called The Rope – which is very much like The Onion. The Rope is a play on the fact that the school newspaper is called The Lariat. What the ad refers to is this satirical newspaper, which is always a point of humor around campus – and no one would take anything in that paper seriously.
But I do think it is cool that the opposition put up all these fake web sites.... not including Aqua Buddha.
It kind of makes me wish that professional politicians weren't allowed to go to college.
I prefer debates - well, if you like hostile ones. Here is a review of the Bielat vs. Barney Frank debate.
How about you, what do you think of negative advertising?