Locally, I am in a congressional district, the seat for which is being hotly contested. And as you’d expect, the postal carrier is burdened with flyers etc., from both candidates, each telling the reader the opponent is nothing less that Satan incarnate, so vote for me.
All of these have gone to the recycle bag without a moments thought, but this one,
.. and this one,
..show me that on an intellectual level both candidates have hit bottom and continue to dig. And frankly, all this is wasted on me; barring a dramatic revelation, I made up my mind in 2008 who I would cast my ballot for.
If slop like this does truly sway voters, perhaps as someone recently said, the public may indeed have the insights and deep of thought as Homer J. Simpson.