View Poll Results: Do you like political television ads?

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    Re: Do you like political television ads?

    Not only do I not like them, I don't think they are very effective.


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    Re: Do you like political television ads?

    My problem with political television ads is that the TV company can contribute to their candidates of chose and the candidates use that contribution money to pay the same TV company to run their add. They probably get better deals for the candidates they like.
    You can refine anything in it's pure form to use for good or evil. This goes for everything, not just materials.

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    Re: Do you like political television ads?

    Hate with a passion.

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    Re: Do you like political television ads?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Do you like political television ads?

    So many people claim to hate them, and I believe they are sincere in that. I might be weird, but yes, I do like them. I can't explain why. Positive, neutral, negative... doesn't matter. I get a kick out of them. I'm usually kind of sad when the election is over and they go away.
    There are only two positives to political ads:

    1. They provide a lot of good material which, when plowed into the garden, helps keep it green, and
    2. They supplant the constant ads for prescription meds that pollute the airwaves

    (Hell no, I shouldn't ask my doctor, particularly when you've already said this crap could kill me!)
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    Re: Do you like political television ads?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Not only do I not like them, I don't think they are very effective.
    I think they are. The problem with the public is that they say one thing, but empirical studies demonstrate the opposite. Americans love negative campaign ads like a guilty pleasure they are unwilling to acknowledge even privately. A campaign can rise or fall on the basis of some of these ads. They work.
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    Re: Do you like political television ads?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I think they are. The problem with the public is that they say one thing, but empirical studies demonstrate the opposite. Americans love negative campaign ads like a guilty pleasure they are unwilling to acknowledge even privately. A campaign can rise or fall on the basis of some of these ads. They work.
    Yes, they work. If they didn't, politicians wouldn't spend millions of special interest bri.. I mean campaign finance money to run them.
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    Re: Do you like political television ads?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Do you like political television ads?

    So many people claim to hate them, and I believe they are sincere in that. I might be weird, but yes, I do like them. I can't explain why. Positive, neutral, negative... doesn't matter. I get a kick out of them. I'm usually kind of sad when the election is over and they go away.
    I hate them. Living in Georgia I have seen so many lies told by Nunn about Perdue and lies about Nunn told by Perdue I have said to heck in a hand basket to both of them. Both have told so many lies if they were Pinocchio their noses would circle the earth tens times over.

    What those ads have done to me is to ensure I vote for Amanda Swafford. If those two tell so many lies to get elected, they will continue to lie to Georgians once they are elected. Neither deserves to be elected, they deserve to be banned from politics altogether. But one will, god help Georgia.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Do you like political television ads?

    Hard to beat this one:


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    Re: Do you like political television ads?

    Do you like political television ads?
    no. i hate them. i hate them even more than fake testimonials, the outside bathtub boner people, and the dude who would have cracked the block of his overheated 1969 Camaro if he had really poured ice cold water into it after taking a boner pill. the only commercial that even comes close to my level of hate for political ads is that ****ing piece of **** Crestor idiocy.

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    Re: Do you like political television ads?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Do you like political television ads?
    God no. I can't stand the damn things. And the fact that they go on for months makes it even worse. I'm never more thankful for DVR than during election season.
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