The votes are in; political commercials are through

Did you vote yesterday? But more importantly, aren’t you glad that it is all over?

So now this question comes to mind, what will tomorrow’s commercials have in store?

Definitely not another aggravating campaign ad.

Yes. We have finally survived all of those negative, yet sometimes hilarious, commercials about congressmen, judges and city commissioners.

But you have to admit, we’ll never forget the infamous black leather chair rolling around the screen.

No longer will we have to sit through commercials showing the families, loved ones and random strangers trying their hardest to get us to vote for the “best choice.”

We have been bombarded with manipulating campaign commercials for the past four weeks. There have been commercials attempting to tell local viewers who the best candidate was and why you should or should not vote for a particular amendment.

But did the commercials really help voters know for whom and what to vote?

It seems as though many voters did not do their own research on the candidate and amendments of their choice but rather depended on the campaign commercials that could be considered a desperate attempt to gain votes.

And as a result, Tuesday afternoon was a sight to see. Voters not only had to deal with the aggressive news reporters, they also had to maneuver through campaign teams that persistently hawked down voters to tell them for whom to vote and why.

These campaign teams could definitely report back to their candidate and confirm that they did their job.

Although it was a pleasant site to see so many students and local residents at the polls, one has to wonder if they were really aware of whom and what they were voting based on personal research or political commercials. Katrelle Simmons for the editorial board.