Something positive has come out of the weather fury and horror unleashed by Hurricane Sandy; the presidential campaigns have been hobbled and suspended! If only this disaster could also serve to suspend not only the campaigns, but the smarmy, shameful television spots promoting the candidates.
Particularly outrageous are the spots currently airing in some markets on behalf of President Obama. In one, a vote for him is likened to losing one's virginity, and there are many in which an effort has been made to smear Mitt Romney for his former involvement with Bain Capital, which along with some failures, created myriad thriving businesses and jobs. Even Democrats like former President Bill Clinton and Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker defended Romney's involvement with Bain before they were muzzled by the Obama campaign.
I never thought I would look forward to television ads that promote aids for erectile dysfunction, offering us "50% More Cash" (50% more than WHAT?), dangerous drugs with side effects including suicidal thoughts and death, and choosing an auto insurance company by virtue of which airs the most humorous and dopey spots, but after the election campaign mudslinging, these obnoxious and offensive promotions might seem refreshing!