'Tis the season for politicking.
As the general election campaign kicks into high gear, new television commercials are coming fast and furious from the presidential candidates and their allied outside organizations. This avalanche of ads covers such a wide variety of subjects -- everything from gas prices to health care to auto bailouts -- that it can be difficult to detect any consistent, concrete strategy behind their release. Yet in recent weeks, a specific (albeit subtle) trend has emerged: Political commercials timed to coincide with widely-observed occasions and holidays. For example:
We haven't seen the last of these event-observing political ads; on the contrary, voters can look forward to a a summer filled with politicians' campaign commercials celebrating Father's Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Here's to hoping they get it out of their system before Halloween.
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