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SPEAK OUT: What do you Hate about Political Commercials?

Do you see any value in the onslaught of political ads?

Just like holiday decorations seem to appear in stores earlier and earlier each year, it seems like every election cycle features the ubiquitous campaign ads sooner and sooner.

At times, it seems like the usual TV ad buyers - Coke, Apple, Honda, etc. - can't even find :30 to squeeze their messages in between attack ads.

Do these ads provide value, or do they simply confuse potential voters?

On the national stage, pro-Obama ads target the now infamous "47 percent," Bain Capital or Mitt Romney's apparently changing positions on hot button issues. On the red state side, ads attack Obama on health care, the economy and foreign policy.

Locally, races in Virginia seem to sink even deeper, with candidates slamming each other on education, abortion and job creation.

In Maryland, it is becomong more difficult to discern whether Question 7 is a good or bad thing for the state with countelss ads on both sides of the issue.

So, feel free to step up onto this virtual soapbox and share your opinion of political ads with your fellow Patch readers.

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NoPower November 04, 2012 at 10:12 PM
The fact that when the politician is caught lying (I.e.,in this case there have been more lies, Jeep moving to China debunked by Chrysler and their CEO) this politician doubles down with the lie and expands it to "non campaigning " rallies, TV and radio.
George Young November 05, 2012 at 01:51 PM
I hate the fact that they have to be shown over and over and over, etc..............!
Sandy Mackintosh November 06, 2012 at 02:36 AM
There should be a law that all political commercials need to be the truth and not half truths. I hate it that they are saying things that sway voters one way or the other. I fact check them all. There is one Shona from Canada about a brain tumor. I fact checked this one today and she has a cyst on her pitutary gland...not a brain tumor. Lies.....
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