questionswho is sick of political campaign ads?

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I'm tired of ads all together. F! all the ads!

BTW - I'd vote for you because we share the same stance on ads.

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I'm guessing you live in a swing state. Part of the problem with American presidential politics is the electoral college system, whereby once a candidate feels he has a strong enough lead in a state he won't bother campainging any more. Now there are maybe ten states in which 95% of the candidates' ads are focused, so the people in those states are subjected to a barrage of ads, while people in the "decided" states barely notice. If it were a truly national election the ads would be spread out evenly across the nation.

For example, I live in California and I doubt Romney or Obama will spend a penny on any of the local TV stations. However, I was in Las Vegas over the weekend, and since Nevada is a swing state it seemed every other commercial was Romney attacking Obama or Obama attacking Romney. I feel sorry for anyone living there.

It did, however, convince a friend of mine who lives in Vegas to finally get a DVR so she can record shows on local stations and skip the commercials.

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I'm going back to Netflix after the Olympics, and will stay there till November! I am so tired of political ads.

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It's kind of nice living outside the U.S. during election season, for a change. :)

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I guess there's one good thing about living in the state of california where my vote won't count... fewer ads.

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I do not know what you are talking about. I have DVR.

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Wait a second, so the pac can put out a message accusing Romney of taking his wife's life but I get flagged for poking a little fun at the ridiculousness? Not fair woot.

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Hey... unless you live in Wisconsin you haven't had it that bad! At least you guys had a nice year long break in 2011. If you haven't heard we had a recall election almost immediately after the 2010 elections. We had about 2 months break and then the ads started back up in 2011 and continued thru early this summer. Now that those are done with we have to sit thru the 2012 elections. Not to mention everyone knows how easy it is to recall an election in Wisconsin so I'm sure someone will try again next year, starting it all over again.

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I'm sick of politics PERIOD!

That's the main reason I retired early. Couldn't work for those slimeballs any longer.

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Ads, emails, tweets. Sick of them all!
Somehow when the family only had one email address, my daughter did a school report and needed information from an organization on the other side of the political fence.
That was 10 years ago, but those guys sold my email to all the like minded sites.
So now I get emails from both sides!
They are equally annoying.

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DVR + skip button. No ads of any kind. Of course, that doesn't apply 100% of the time. I have seen some ads during the Olympics, but even then there's a way to skip them. Pause the TV, go do something for a half hour, then come back. You just bought yourself 2 hours without ads, and you got something done around the house.

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20 years late on this question.

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I am sick, sick of them. Wouldn't it be nice if the ads addressed genuine issues and offered solutions? As long as they do not, it is a matter of just trying to smear mud, speak half-truths, and personal attacks. I think they should actually be outlawed!!

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I just tossed 5 political mailings that were delivered today for local elections: Congress, two for State House/Senate, School Board and Clerk of Courts.

What a waste except maybe helping the P.O. stay in business.

On a national front - the Romney stuff is hitting my mailbox, no Prez BO mailings and the Teachers Union (AFT) keeps calling for my wife for support. She told them she was dropping her membership after they called the house 4 times in one day - won't talk to me, just kept saying they would "Call Back" to talk to her.

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I haven't been on here in quite some time, but I needed to sign on for this question.

My wife turns the channel when political ads come on because I just can't take it anymore. What bothers me more than anything is that people are forming their opinions based off these ads. I don't care whether you're a democrat or a republican, left or right, white or black, black or blue, tall or short, the fact that these politicians play on the ignorance of the less-informed is disgusting. sigh

...where the heck is my black triangle?!
ha!

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I live in Mississippi. There's really no point in paying for ads here.

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@captainsuperdawg: I don't know why you got a DV, I hadn't seen it yet and it made me laugh!

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I agree...and how about all the political campaign calls? I received some from the Obama campaign that I can't even hang up on! It's like my phone is held hostage till the recorded call is over!

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@107bear: probably because it was written for an 8 year old audience.

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I <3 my DVR and Adblock Plus. That is all.

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I just wish that the candidates would say more about what they can do rather than what the other guy is doing wrong.

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Me, but the phone calls are the worst in North Carolina and they keep calling up until 10pm! At least stop at 9pm. Some of us think it is bad news when the phone rings that late. And it's rude!

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Count me as tired also...give us a couple of months, please!

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I'm in California and am similarly bombarded with political ads, so I can only imagine how annoying it would be to live in a swing state.

I remember hearing at the end of one ad, "The Republican National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertisement." I immediately turned to my friend and repeated in the same tone, "The Republican National Committee is responsible for the destruction of the United States of America."

We then saw an ad from POTUS, which ended with "I am Barack Obama and I approved this message." We came up with even more lines like, "I am Barack Obama and I am blowing tons of cash and taking time away from my job as President in a desperate bid to get re-elected."

Thanks Citizens United. Corporations aren't just people--they're the people that annoy you all the time and the reason you screen your phone calls.

Looking on the bright side, at least they are funding the tv, radio and internet channels to which we watch, read and listen.

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I was tired of them two years ago.

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I'm sick of people crapping up my FB feed with their "Ron Paul Forever" junk. Fine, you're enthused about the guy. Just don't expect me to be happy when I take the time to actually log in to Facebook to see pics of my niece and nephew, but have to wade through that and other "friend spam" from varying political parties.

Yeesh....

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I hate election campaign season. The phone rings off the hook non stop with robocalls, the tv ads run non stop and I can't visit a web page without seeing at least one ad floating around.

And I hate it when they can't even get their stories straight. Harry Reid told us that Romney hadn't paid taxes in years, but a tv ad "approved by Barack Obama" details that Romney did pay taxes. So what is it? Did he, or didn't he pay taxes?

Talk about insulting our intelligence. Did I mention that I hate campaigns?

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Try living in a two state market, with Ohio (the swing state of all swing states), and West Virginia, all local programming from now to the election is nothing but political ads. Plus we are close enough to Pittsburgh to get their channels and all their Pennsylvania ones too. Yes I love my DVR for this, but somethings you just want to watch a program live, i.e. sports, making it unavoidable sometimes.