Has the time come for a bipartisan effort; where all TV and radio campaign-ads are stopped two-days before an election?

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The antedote for campaing-ad fatigue; no TV and radio campaign-ads within two-days before an election; that is TV and radio-ads contribute to much of the ad-fatigue.

Okay, potential outcomes:

* The conservatives would oppose this; as the conservative's modus-operandi has similarities to a campaign-ads' knee-jerk appeal (much of the ad-noise; again from the Conservatives) e.g., to discourage the very voter-turnout which would otherwise help the DEMS. 

* Both parties would oppose; as even voluntary (for lack of a better word) efforts would limit free-speech.

* The notions of curbing the ad-noise within two-days before an election would have public appeal e.g., receiving mention on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz, a robust Internet following e.g., A crop of YouTube Videos.

* The notion of campaign-ads becoming "political footballs"......provided there is small mention in the media beyond MSNBC!   




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what a joke....after six

what a joke....after six months and more...two days?

Are you kidding-the best and

Are you kidding-the best and nastiest ads come out 2 days before the election!

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Imagine the day or two AFTER

Imagine the day or two AFTER an election; that "loud quiet" feeling felt after all of the election-ads have stopped! A time to finally reclaim our collective, more thoughtful selves.

Yes, the last few days of an election contain the "best of the nastiest" ads. Again, much of the "ad-noise" is usually from the Conservatives; that is the Conservatives both embrace, and largely contribute to the  "ad-noise." The very "ad-noise" in the last few days before an election can begin to increasingly discourage voter turnout (which can hurt the DEM candidate) e.g, one favorite of the Conservative's modus-operandi.

In short, how the last few days before an election are treated can make a big difference; especially if that difference allows us time to finally reclaim our collective, more thoughtful (likely DEM) selves days BEFORE an election.

Yes, the Conservatives would naturally be the largest opposition towards any thoughtful (DEM helping) voter considerations; such as notions that "enough is enough" with the TV/Radio ads days before an election.

Of course it would also be fun to see MSNBC, and one or two mainstream media sources discussing the duration of annoying campaign-ads; while catching those popular video clips mocking "whole darn" campaign-ad process!    

Two days won't cut it, it's

Two days won't cut it, it's got to be at least 2 Sunday morning talk shows prior, and a full week before the first Sunday, so we're talking 16 days at least.

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Right and why don't we make

Right and why don't we make it 2 months before the election or not at all as long as we are placing restrictions on the 1st Amendment here.

YEAH !!!!!!!!

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WI Recall fatigue received

WI Recall fatigue received some mention esp. after the recall election results. The day after the Wisconsin Recall election; that "loud quiet" feeling post election has set-in.

Since the Recall election recevied national attention, we're reminded of the that time to finally reclaim our thoughtful (DEM leaning) selves; and to maintain our thoughful sides... right through the November 2012 Election.

Again, election/ad fatigue needs ample mention (and mocking); before the 2012 Fall elections!