Saturday, December 23, 2006

Santa’s Stocking Full of Political Ads?

Thinking the midterm elections ancient history, to my surprise I noted aspiring Presidential candidates will be running promotional ads this Christmas! Yes, just after “The Answer” was traded from the Philadelphia 76ers to the Denver Nuggets, “The Democratic Answer” will be shown giving a speech under the theme of “Believe Again”. Barack Obama could well be in your living room as you open gifts Christmas morn.

Some states with a North or South prefix will hear Rep. Duncan Hunter denouncing China’s trade deficit with the U.S. Will Duncan ask us to turn over that toy or check the clothing label for the “Made in” label as he peers under your Christmas tree?

While noting a portion of the Chinese trade surplus is spent on “ships and planes and missiles”, Mr. Hunter fails to point out the real reason for the Red Storm being the new epicenter of the manufacturing world. U.S. firms have consciously moved production to their country to increase profitability.

Never mind America’s military spending being 10 times that of “heinous” China. For U.S. military contractors to get new work, they need a significant threat. What happened to the War on Terror?

Back to the new development of Santa bringing political ads to American’s homes this holiday season. A political consultant has this to say.

"This is the new world order of campaigns. There is no such thing as too early anymore."

Have so many people been so bad, we deserve these collective lumps of coal? And why are so many elected leaders around the world ready to deliver?

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