I swore never to put anything political on this blog (of course Mao would have said that everything is political). However, I have to rant for just one second. Let me scream from the top of my roof: "MAKE IT STOP!!!"
It gets worse with each election cycle. Turn on the TV and there are seventeen negative ads in the course of one commercial break. Look at the mailman. He's got a hernia from all the negative junk mail he's been carrying. Go to a local website: a political pop-up ad tells you why one candidate walks on water and why the other candidate roasts dead babies. Sit in your easy chair and then run to get the telephone, only to be bombarded with a prerecorded message from God commanding you to vote for His candidate or roast eternally in Hell.
Make it stop. Make it stop. Make it stop.
I'm an intelligent person. I read several online newspapers (both domestic and international) and I never watch Fox. This means that I am fairly informed. I find it hard to believe that any person with any sort of discerning taste or discernable cognitive ability is ever going to watch a television attack ad and be moved to vote for or against anyone.
So make it stop.