Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Political Thoughts ...

With the political season just about over (thankfully), here are some of my quick thoughts ...

* The amount of mailings I received in the past 3+ months roughly equals the weight of our moon. Seriously, I didn't read a single item ... I'm interested in knowing how many people actually did read some of these. Truthfully, it turned me off, big time ... unfortunately, both parties did it, so I couldn't "penalize" one party ... but, let me say that this is a ridiculous way to spend money ... as are most political "election strategies."

* Speaking of annoying, how about all of those recorded phone messages? Again - pissed me off ... again, both parties. Is there anybody out there who actually thinks this call was recorded exclusively for them ... or worse yet, that the call was a real call? Who came up with this idea anyway? Don't most people hate telemarketers? Isn't this a lot like that?

* I'll be very "sad" to see all of those signs up and down the highway, and on people's lawns go away. This year was worse than any I can remember. Why is that? Does anybody think that I'll be more likely to vote for one guy over another because I saw his sign on my neighbor's lawn, or in front of the 7-Eleven? A tremendous waste ... what a way to show how "pro-environment" you are ...

* Is every commercial now either a beer commercial, car commercial, or Obama/McCain commercial? These commercials portray each candidate as the devil, and if you vote for "candidate a," the United States will sink into the pits of hell. It hurts my stomach (like a bad hot dog) to even try and sit through these commercials.

Let me say that I'm happy it's coming to an end!

6 comments:

Alaina said...

I second that! All of it!

No matter who wins I'm just glad the campaign is done!!!

Sunshine said...

Now if we had a commercial with the canidate drinking beer in his Honda while waiting for the Viagra to kick in.. now that's PR...
I couldn't agree with you more on all your points...

Jeff said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the story about the North Carolina man whose neighbors stole his lawn signs, so he wired his signs to his electric dog fence.

Robo-calls may be the end of my land line. And all those pathetic, meaningless "I donated my status to get out the vote" messages are about enough to make me fire Facebook.

I miss political ads that mocked the candidates. Now they're normally dark, somber, depressing. Make me feel dirty, even (especially?) when I agree with them.

Sadly, the stories of election shenanigans (such as the armed Black Panthers thugs in Philly, college students and snowbirds voting in multiple precincts, etc.) will be forgotten by Thursday, instead of corrected.

Heff said...

Is it an end, or beginning ? I just don't know...

- C - said...

sooo glad the whole thing is over and we can move on .. hopefully in the right direction

El Padrino said...

it's over