I was just reading an article in the Courant about Connecticut’s gubernatorial election. Sorry I missed the experience. I understand it was impossible to get out of the way of the commercials.
Is relentless a good word?
Jerry Brown was so confident of being reelected here in Cali, his campaign ran ads for two ballot initiatives without asking you to vote for Brown!
Another ballot initiative was fought vehemently by insurance companies who sobbed about the potential payday for lawyers. Hey, insurance companies, is there a “too much” point for you guys?
So, the election is over but the bad taste lingers.
Few ads were positive. It’s easier to get everyone to agree one what they dislike than its remedy. We all hate the boss. It’s not until later we realize we all hate him for different reasons.
We hate politicians. Self inflicted wound!
We hate them because we believe their advertising. And according to ads most of the people running for office are scoundrels.
Pols are the only ones who advertise like this. You don’t see Pepsi saying Coke gives you cancer. Nissan doesn’t point out ISIS fighters are driving Toyota pickups.
Negative advertising works. A pol can get more bang for his buck ripping his opponent than making a vague promise.
With each election it becomes more obvious the goal is no longer to govern. The goal is to get elected, then reelected. Some Republicans are telling fellow Republicans not to try and accomplish too much, lest the public sour on them.
It’s all very cynical and very sad.