Friday, October 26, 2012
Look at Miss Ohio
So says "someone" when describing every presidential election ever. Allegedly, no Republican has ever won the White House without winning Ohio. Cool.
Actually, not cool. Scary is more like it.
We are not a fly-over state. Not by a long shot. More political ads are run in Ohio than any other state. NBC News says an average of 333 ads per day are shown in the Buckeye State.
We are the brunt of every campaign stop and the pressure to deliver - whichever political party you're affiliated with - that's why we are bombarded.
Ads have been playing here since April, not as heavy as they are now, but still it has been continual and relentless. Every single commercial break on tv has one Mittens ad and one Barack.
Don't even get me started on the fucking Josh Mandel ads. That man gives Jews a bad name.
The New York Times has a great article breaking down of how Ohio plays into the 2012 election. It is not necessarily pretty, but it gives me hope.
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