With the election coming up Tuesday, I feel it is necessary to add onto the already humiliating election. Particularly, the campaigns, from both parties. I will be taking a completely neutral position for the duration of this blog because I am arguing against both Hillary and Trump’s negative campaigns. I watch television for entertainment; basically, to enjoy my leisure time. Yet, instead, these elections disrupt my “me time.” During every commercial there is at least one campaign ad or commercial, most of which consist of one party attempting to humiliate and downgrade the other. This tactic, however, seems extremely ineffective to me.
As if the election with two extremists was not enough, their ads make it even worse. It is not that their commercials are not wrong, but they seem very childish for someone that will potentially be running our country. In fact, a recent article in the Journalist’s Resource, explains how “53 percent of ads that aired over the previous month were negative.” Particularly, “Just over 60 percent of Clinton’s ads have attacked Trump while 31 percent have been positive, focusing on Clinton. Trump, on the other hand, has by and large used contrast ads, which both promote himself and attack Clinton. He has aired no positive ads.” I feel as though Trump and Clinton are two already extremely famous and voiced figures. The debates made it clear that they do not like each other and they both tend to reprimand each other; so why commercials too? Maybe it is just me, but I feel like the ads are unnecessary. They should be worrying about themselves and how to make people respect them/want to vote for them rather than trying to embarrass the enemy.
Do you guys think the commercials are effective?
–Jenna Romano (Blog #6)