Political advertising in the US has always been a fucking joke. I have a whole chapter about it in “The Ubiquitous Persuaders.” No other country in the entire universe would put up with the non-stop campaigns that commence immediately after an election has been decided. Compounding the sheer Barnum & Bailey aspect of this charade, are the outrageous statements made by the aspirants looking for their party’s nomination. On Sunday, Trump doubled down on his claim that he saw thousands of New Jersey citizens cheer on 9/11. It turns out, no such an event happened. The truly sad, disgusting and fucking mind bending aspect of all this is that the “Trumpistas” will conclude it’s all some kind of communist, fascist, Muslim, necrophiliac conspiracy.
Oh, OK, fucking forget it!