Yes, we know. You've told us that. Many times. Thanks for the reminder. No, it probably won't change my mind.
But the station we had on ran back-to-back-to-back-to-back ads for incumbents and their opponents in a three-minute block. And now I'm officially disgusted. Not even anywhere close to being amused.
Here in our area there are three important Congressional races: the Second and Third districts in Kentucky, and the Ninth in Indiana. All seats are currenly held by Republicans (Ron Lewis, Anne Northup, and Mike Sodrel, respectively). To be honest, all six are running MOBSOSD ads. But at this point, for me, I already know who will get my vote in about four weeks. And I think the same is true of other voters, too. So I don't care if a candidate thinks his or her opponent BSOSD. . .with or without much skill.
I like what James Lileks said in this fine piece for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:
"I often vote for people based on lawn signs, just like I find myself frequently bidding on houses that have For Sale signs."For those of us whose minds are made up, Ignore Your TV.