If the majority of voters in this country really believe that it is in the nation's best interest to vote for a presidential ticket using the same criteria they would use for choosing a class president or the winner of a beauty pageant then we probably deserve whatever idiot we get in the office. Since when does intellect and education not count as a qualification for the job of President of the United States? (Oh, yeah, since we voted W. into office eight years ago.) Since when is it okay to air commercials that spout outright lies about the competition? Apparently holding political ads to truth in advertising standards is not an issue.
How can people believe that some guy who graduated nearly at the rock bottom of his class from Annapolis, who has spent over 20 years in the Senate and who voted with Bush 90% of the time and some right-wing, Christian governor lady who may not have much governing experience but who is shrewd enough to bill her state for over 300 days of food and lodging when she stayed at home and thinks matters like wars between nations are "part of God's plan" are just like them and will bring the kind of change that will make everyone's lives better? It's like the popular kids in high school sucking up to the dweebs to get elected class president. Once the voting is done they'll just act like they never knew you or would have ever acknowledged your existence.