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Do Political Ads Create Gridlock?
Posted By Alejandra Owens On September 18, 2008 @ 10:07 am In Notebook | 2 Comments
We’re in the thick of this election, and who hasn’t seen the accusations flying back and forth from our candidates? McCain’s ad  has gained a lot of publicity, featuring cameos from celebrities, Paris Hilton  and Britney Spears. Miss Hilton responded with her own thoughts on the matter, with this Funny or Die Exclusive video . Senator Obama  has released his own ads, as well, to combat his opponent, such as this economic ad .
Do these ads work as they are intended to? Do political ads help inform voters of the issues? Or do they simply perpetuate the political gridlock?
While our presidential candidates are pointing out all the reasons why they are opposed to one another, we thought it would be fitting to remind them both that they are signed members of the Divided We Fail pledge . So gentleman, take a break from all the accusations and start discussing what your plans are to provide affordable health care and long-term financial security for all!
What are your thoughts on the matter? Have these political ads changed your perceptions about a candidate? Tell us your thoughts by leaving a comment!
TAGS: John McCain , Barack Obama , Divided We Fail , Political ads , Paris Hilton , DWF , presidential candidates , ShAARP Session , Funny or Die 
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URLs in this post:
 McCain’s ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHXYsw_ZDXg&feature=related
 Paris Hilton: http://www.parishilton.com
 Funny or Die Exclusive video: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/64ad536a6d
 Senator Obama: http://www.barackobama.com
 economic ad: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyqe7Kjb0Nw
 Divided We Fail pledge: http://www.capitolconnect.com/dividedwefail/reg_sign.aspx
 John McCain: http://www.technorati.com/tag/john+mccain
 Barack Obama: http://www.technorati.com/tag/barack+obama
 Divided We Fail: http://www.technorati.com/tag/divided+we+fail
 Political ads: http://www.technorati.com/tag/political+ads
 Paris Hilton: http://www.technorati.com/tag/paris+hilton
 DWF: http://www.technorati.com/tag/dwf
 presidential candidates: http://www.technorati.com/tag/presidential+candidates
 ShAARP Session: http://www.technorati.com/tag/shaarp+session
 Funny or Die: http://www.technorati.com/tag/funn+or+die
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