I am Nick Ohlig and I approve this message.
Are you tired of watching all of these political advertisements on television? Same here.
I don’t know about you but my phones have been ringing for the last couple of weeks. It’s all the same questions: “Who are you going to vote for in this election, Mr. Ohlig?” The funniest questions are when they mispronounce my last name. I usually hang up before the pollsters can irk me.
The reason Colorado residents are getting bombarded by political ads is because we live in a swing state. We are not heavily Democratic like California or extremely Republican like Texas. We are purple. We have enough registered Independents to make us a wanted state.
The upside is candidates coming to Colorado hoping to get our nine electoral votes. The downside is Super-Pacs are going overboard with ads. Do you know how negative these ads have become? After the Aurora movie theater massacre both political parties agreed to hold their ads for about a week. Shouldn’t that be enough evidence to prove these ads are becoming a burden on our Democracy? When Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were giving their condolences to the victims while making sure we didn’t have to hear another ad calling somebody a socialist or vulture capitalist, shouldn’t that have been a red flag?
I like watching the political theater every four years. But I have had enough of it. If I have to watch another advertisement while watching the Denver Broncos play I am going to disconnect to my phone. With all of these ads, the saddest part is there are so few undecided voters in Colorado or Florida; these ads have no influence on me because I already voted. I am tired of the slogan “I am Barack Obama and I approve this message” or “I am Mitt Romney and I approve this message. How about: “We are America and we disapprove these advertisements.”