The question is - should I move to Wyoming or Massachusetts?
I can't handle living in a swing state anymore. I've had it. Last week Denver received the 2nd highest number of political ads in the COUNTRY!
I absolutely hate watching TV. And not for the normal reasons I hate watching TV which include:
1. The fact that we are too cheap for cable, our bunny ears don't work, and so every 30 seconds or so the sound on our 5 stations phases out, and the picture goes to black and white.
2. Our new flat screen TV spontaneously turns off every 6 minutes. We have no idea why. And no, we don't have a warranty.
Those are small annoyances compared to the political ads that run EVERY FIVE SECONDS, ON EVERY CHANNEL, ALL HOURS OF THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
These smear campaigns do nothing more than confirm my fear that both candidates are totally lame. Why don't they spend their time and money educating us on who they are and what they believe instead of vilifying their opponent?
Poor Marilyn Musgrave. If you live in Colorado - I don't need to say any more. I mean really...if half the stuff they say is true, shouldn't we just go ahead and ship her off to Guantanamo?
And when did Boulder become not only an adjective, but also a bad word? "BOULDER Mark Udall did this, and BOULDER Mark Udall did that." Should I be ashamed of my hometown?
To prove things are out of control around here, I have exhibit A:
Apparently the pre-made signs which adorn our neighbors windows, front door, and cars just aren't cutting it anymore. Our next door neighbors actually busted out the construction paper and sharpies to create THEIR OWN political campaign.
(NOTE: dear neighbors if you are reading this...we do love you. But your homemade sign cracks me up. Thanks again for the grapes - they are delicious!)
We made the cardinal mistake of having a Bush sign in our yard during one of the last elections. Being the only Republicans in a 10 mile radius, the whole community has decided to direct their campaign effort at us. SEVERAL people dropped by minutes before Barack's speech during the democratic national convention to make sure "we had the TV tuned to the right station."
And when did smear ads become 30 second horror movies? Between the dark voices, scary music, and low lighting - sometimes it takes me a second to realize it is a political ad and not a preview for a Halloween movie. I'm just waiting for someone to introduce a guy in a mask, with a chain saw, and some blood. Now THAT would get my vote.
And the last reason I've had it with this election: everyone thinks my baby's name is Trig. Thanks a lot Sarah Palin.