At some point, aren’t voters likely to feel the ads are intrusive? Or at least start rolling their eyes?
I’m getting angry that every time I click on a news site, his face is staring at me from the top banner ad or some other prominent space on the site.
He doesn’t need to do this. We all know who he is and that he stands for hope and change and bringing a new kind of politics to Washington. Monks on the mountainside of Tibet know Obama’s name and his face and his message. Toddlers could pick him out of a photo lineup. We get it. He’s the Democratic nominee for President. He wants our vote. He has my vote.
Does this ad barrage bother anyone else? The last thing I want to see during the Olympic Games is ads for Barack Obama or any politician. Please, can we just have McDonalds, Coke, Pepsi and Burger King? Is nothing sacred?
For one thing, I don’t think Jeralyn is Obama’s target audience. For another, I suspect she’d be less angry if it were Hillary Clinton’s shining face in all those places instead.
This is politics in the media age. Most people know very little about the candidates at this point, as hard as it is for those of us who were tired of this campaign months ago to grasp. Obama is shattering every fundraising record in the book. Television advertising remains the most effective means of getting one’s message out in an unfiltered manner.
There’s nothing sacred about the Olympics, either. It’s just another mega-billion-dollar sporting event at this point. And, were I the kind of person who still cared about the Olympics and didn’t fast forward through ads, I’d prefer to watch political commercials to those touting sugary drinks and lousy food.
Now, whether there’s such a thing as advertising overkill is an interesting question. John McCain, for one, surely hopes so. We’re about to find out.