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Obama and McCain’s Political Advertising: We’re in the Thick of It Now

Look at those teeth – Look at those ears

Every election season it goes the same way; the ads start off nice & easy with no real mud-slinging or negativity, and then someone says something a bit nasty, and the battle really begins. Well we’re right in the thick of nonsense season now. The battle has been on for a while.

We have less than 50 days to go until November 4, and since the race is so close, the ads will only get worse from here on out. Lots of negativity and juicy badness to come.

But with both sides firing off negative ads at each other, it’s hard to see what’s true and what’s not. Both campaigns complain that their opponent’s attack ads are inaccurate and misleading. It’s up to the average American voter to do their own research, and we all know that’s not going to happen.

Obama was in the lead for months, but ever since Sarah Palin came on the scene, McCain has made a comeback, he even leads in some surveys. More importantly, he’s leading in some of the prediction markets like InTrade, which are usually even more accurate than polls.

Whatever your politics are, it’s at least shaping up to be a great season of ads, with lots to gawk and grumble about. Here are two especially gruesome ones: