Monday, September 08, 2008

Question of the Day

Would it be undemocratic if we passed a law making it illegal for politicians and special interest groups to run advertising campaigns?

I'm serious. From what I've heard, anyone who would make a choice based on an ad is probably an idiot anyway. The ads are usually distortions of fact if not outright lies, and that's a huge part of the reason it costs so much to run for office.

Debates, interviews, and meeting the people seems like the way to go. But that's just me.


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